This project created the next generation Australian Access Federation (AAF) infrastructure and products to make national and international research collaboration easier and more accessible than ever. Major objectives were to:
- Enhance the AAF’s tools and services to facilitate collaborative research and enable improved connections between research groups and government organisations.
- Extend our existing software infrastructure to meet the expanding authentication requirements of Australia’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), and of research and education organisations connected to the AAF.
- Develop new solutions that will make joining the AAF simpler and reduce maintenance effort for current subscribers.
The project commenced in July 2015 and finished in January 2017.
What's next? The Early Adopter Program will help identify any show-stoppers, prioritise product improvements and confirm the business model. We expect to launch the hosted IdP service for general availability in the second half of 2017.
Further information can be found on the AAF website.