This forum only provides authentication via identity federations.
This forum is a service provider of the edugain federation
It is also configured to authenticate anyone in the catch-all identity federation, which has identity providers from all over the world. As wide a coverage as it is, it's not everybody ; and even then there may be some technical problems at the individual identity providers.
Individual federations outside of edugain
Individual federations can be added, especially in Africa. So far, we have :
The creation of other African federations is underway and supported by Sci-GaIA, TANDEM and MAGIC. Individual IdPs are currently contained within the Catch-All federation
I don't have an IdP at my institute
We can make you one.
Let's say you come from the University of Lesotho - which doesn't (yet) have an IdP in any federation. We can deploy one there for you, with our handy-dandy DevOps magic. All you need is a place to host it and a host certificate. Eventually, this IdP can join the catch-all federation, or a national federation.
The IdP for my region is broken
Sometimes an IdP may get decommissioned or suffer some kind of service interruption. We can't vouch for the operational state of any of the IdP's in a particular federation, but we can make ourselves available to help you contact the IdP admins and alert them to the problem. Contact us with any queries.