An organization that wants to provide identities - i.e operate an Identity Provider (IdP) - within the SWAMID federation must become a member of SWAMID.
- Apply for membership in SWAMID by reviewing the SWAMID Policy and submitting a signed copy of the SWAMID Membership Agreement along with an Identity Management Practice Statement. Note that by signing the membership agreement you are also agreeing to conform to the SWAMID Basic Identity Assurance Profile.
- When the membership is approved you are free to deploy identity providers and service providers in SWAMID. Normally a single identity provider per technology profile is required but there are exceptions to that rule. Contact SWAMID Operations for more information.
- Additionally your organization may need to fulfill additional identity assurance requirements by conforming to a SWAMID Identity Assurance Profile.