RENU Identity Federation (RIF)

For RENU member institutions to securely and reliably access and share resources (services and content) over the NREN and other data networks in Uganda and the world over, the RENU Identity Federation (RIF) was established in August 2016.

An institution can apply to join (download form) the RENU Identity Federation (RIF) as an Identity Provider (IdP) or a Service Provider (SP).

Only RENU member institutions can join RIF as Identity Providers (IdPs). However, to join RIF as a Service Provider (SP), an institution, organization, or company DOES NOT have to first subscribe to RENU membership.

RENU Membership is open only to Research and Educational institutions that are endorsed by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation through the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST), as well as Tertiary Education Institutions endorsed by the Ministry of Education through the Uganda National Council of Higher Education (UNCHE). An Institution that works with research institutions and tertiary education institutions subscribed to RENU membership can be admitted as an affiliate member, through a vote in their favour, by the RENU Board of Directors.

Access to resources federated through RENU is governed by the RENU Identity Federation Policy. Metadata registration in RIF is governed by the RIF Metadata Registration Practice Statement.


eduroam is an Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) based on RADIUS or RadSEC. The Technology Profile for eduroam under the RENU Identity Federation can be accessed here.


The SAML V2.0 Web Browser SSO Profile defines a standard that enables Identity Providers and relying parties to create and use web Single Sign On services using SAML Requirements. The SAML WebSSO Technology Profile for the RENU Identity Federation (RIF) can be accessed here.