If you have gotten this far you or your colleague probably want to continue with the technical part. Roughly speaking, the technical part of connecting to SURFconext consists of these steps:
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. If we have found everything to be OK, we will send an invite to the institution(s) you have stated you want the connect with.
At this point the institution (Identity Provider) needs to connect to your service. This requires some action from our side as well as the institution. Generally, if we know which institutions are going to use the service, we will inform them to release the requested attributes. Keep a list at hand with the institutions you want to connect to as well as contacts, name and email, we can refer to when sending the connection invite. This speeds up the process considerably.