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Roughly speaking, the technical part of connecting to SURFconext consists of these steps:

  1. Before you connect to SURFconext, you will need to prepare your service to support one of the (open) standards SURFconext uses for authentication such as SAML or OpenID Connect, and implement the appropriate features.
  2. Then you will connect your service to the Test environment of SURFconext so you can test with identity providers that have fictional, unverified user profiles.
  3. If you are done testing you will request promotion of the connection to the Production Environment. SURF will review the connection and check if the contractual part is done and all technical and privacy requirements are fulfilled.
  4. Decide whether you want to allow access by non Dutch IdP's by connecting your service to eduGAIN. 


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