How to Join SIFULAN Federation

To become a SIFULAN Federation Member, your organization is either part of the Malaysia Higher Learning Education Institution or joins as SIFULAN Federation Partner. As an individual, see below for more information.

Malaysia Higher Learning Education Institution

Organizations part of the Malaysia Higher Learning Education Institution can operate an Identity Provider (IdP) to serve as Home Organization and also operate Authentication Authorization Infrastructure (AAI)-enabled web resources (Service Providers, SP). However, the Institution must be registered with the Ministry of Higherer Learning Education Malaysia.

Learn more about joining SIFULAN Federation as Malaysia Higher Learning Education Institution.

Federation Partner

Typically, a Federation Partner operates AAI-enabled web resources (Service Providers, SP) and makes them available for the users with an AAI-enabled account at one of the participating Home Organizations that operate an Identity Provider (IdP).

Learn more about joining SIFULAN Federation as Federation Partner.

Individual Users

Individual Users whom their organization is not participant of SIFULAN Federation (list of Members) can get an AAI-enabled account from the Virtual Home Organization (VHO) (e.g. MyIFAM)

Learn more about joining SIFULAN Federation as Individual Users.

Federation Environment

SIFULAN Federation provides two levels of federations: the Production Federation and Test Federation.

  • The Test Federation provides a test environment where you can mainly test connections and verify the operation and behavior of the deployed Shibboleth environment. Once the requirements, such as an operation test, are met on the Test Federation, the next step is the Production Federation.
  • The Production Federation is used for the actual operation using an organization's real data. By joining the Production Federation, you are able to utilize the fully-fledged authentication between the other organizations including commercial services.
In principle, to set up an IdP or SP, you are initially required to verify the operation under the test environment, and then move on to the Production Federation