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Joining Haka federation

Eligible for Haka membership are

  • universities and polytechnics
  • state-owned and other publicly funded research institutions
  • university hospitals
  • other organizations supporting research and teaching

Organizations not included in the list are eligible to join Haka federation as partners and bring their services to Haka federation users.

Joining is subject to compatibility with the intended use of Haka federation and fulfilling the requirements in the Haka service agreement and its appendices.

Haka service agreements

Fees

  • federation members: collected with Funet fees

  • federation partners:

    • application fee 1000€, annual partner fee 1000€.

    • free of charge on a condition that a federation member purchases a service from the partner where Haka authentication is used

Service registration (SP-server)

  1. Install the necessary services (Shibboleth Service Provider 2 or compatible)

  2. Fill in the registration request at Haka Resource Registry.
  3. Use test service to verify Haka-compatibility
  4. Ask Haka operator (CSC) to move SP from test federation to real production metadata
  5. Administrative contact verifies that

    • the service is in line with intended use of the federation

    • the user attributes the service requests are relevant to providing the service

  6. The administrative contact approves/rejects the registration to CSC

  7. Registration reception is confirmed to organization's administrative contact.

  8. CSC adds the information to federation's metadata.

  9. In case of changes, Resource Registry can be used for updating the information. Please contact Haka team in advance if you wish that some updates should take place in certain timescale.

Home organization registration (IdP-server)

  1. Install the necessary services (Shibboleth Identity Provider 2 or compatible).

  2. Publish a document of the organizational identity management, which Shibboleth Identity Provider is built on (document template).

  3. Create a request to register a home organization to Haka federation (at Haka Resource Registry)
  4. CSC forwards your request to your organization's Haka administrative contact, who then approves or rejects the IdP registration.

  5. The administrative is contacted for user management document and federation member requirement review.

  6. CSC adds the information to federation metadata.

  7. In case of changes, Resource Registry can be used for updating the information. Please contact Haka team in advance if you wish that some updates should take place in certain timescale.