How To Join as an Identity Provider (IdP)

For education and research institutions to securely and reliably access and share resources over the NREN and other data networks in Nigeria and globally, the Nigerian Identity Federation, has been established.

An institution can apply to join as an Identity Provider (IdP). The membership is open only to research and education institutions that are accredited or approved by the following: National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), National Commission of Colleges of Education (NCCE) and Nigerian (Federal) Research Institutions. Organisations external to the Nigerian Research and education community can apply to participate in the federation as an affiliate member or Service Provider.

An education or research institution can apply for membership of as an IdP and must commit to being bound by Nigeria Federation Policy and the various addenda by downloading this [FORM] and sending the signed PDF version of the completed form to

Access to resources federated through is governed by the Nigerian Federation Policy. Metadata registration is governed by Metadata Practice Statement.