Identity Federation Memberships

A federation is an association of organizations that come together to exchange information as appropriate about their users and resources to enable collaborations and transactions. It allows authorized campus individuals to use local campus electronic credentials to access shared protected services and resources.

Texas A&M is currently a member of three federations:

The InCommon Federation

The InCommon Federation is a federation of higher education and federal government institutions, along with partner organizations.

Texas A&M InCommon Participant Operational Practices:
  • Original Document [PDF]: Oct 20, 2006
  • Current Document [PDF | DOC]: March 10, 2009

LEARN

The Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN) is a federation of State of Texas higher education institutions.

TAMUFederation

The TAMUFederation is the A&M System identity management federation. The TAMUFederation enables authorized campus individuals to use their local campus electronic credential to gain access to participating services (resource providers) throughout the A&M System.

The following A&M System components participate in the TAMUFederation:

Getting Started

A&M System members and partners are eligible to join the TAMUFederation. Please contact tamufederation@tamu.edu to request membership in the federation.