In order to become a Federation Member, an organization applies for membership in the Federation by agreeing to be bound by the Federation Policy in written by an official representative of the organization.

Each application for membership including (if applicable) the Identity Management Practice Statement is evaluated by the governing body who in turn decides on whether to grant or deny the application.

If the application is denied, this decision and the reason for denying the application are communicated to the applying organization.

Renewal of participation is automatic as long as the member remains in good standing.

How to Withdraw

A Federation Member may cancel its membership in the Federation at any time by sending a request to the Federation Operator. A cancellation of membership in the Federation implies the cancellation of the use of all federations Technology Profiles for the organization in a reasonable time interval.

The Federation Operator may cancel its participation in the Federation by announcing the termination date to the Federation Members. Until termination date, Federation Operator shall run the Federation on best effort basis. After the termination date, Federation Operator shall cancel the use of all Federations Technology Profiles for all Federation Members.


FIDERN fees are established by the governing body with approval from member institutions. The current fee schedule is as follows:

  • No membership or joining fee is paid for the service.
  • However individual service providers may charge a fee for access to their services.

FIDERN fees are separate from Zamren dues.