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

  1. Preparation 
    Make Before you connect to SURFconext, you will need to prepare your service compliant to support one of the (open) standards used by SURFconext (e.g. SAML, OpenID Connect) SURFconext uses for authentication such as SAML or OpenID Connect, and implement the appropriate features.
  2. Connect Then you will connect your service to the Test environment.Request a 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
    Before connecting to production, SURFnet will Environment. SURF will review the connection and check if the contractual part is done and all technical prerequisites and privacy requirements are fulfilled.
  4. Decide whether you want to allow access by non NL Dutch IdP's : Connecting by connecting your service to eduGAIN