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REFEDS Assurance Framework ver 1.0 has been superseded by version 2. Please go to REFEDS Assurance Framework on the REFEDS web for the current version.


To manage risks related to the access control of their services, the Relying Parties of the research and education federations need to make decisions on how much to trust the assertions made by the Identity Providers and their back-end Credential Service Providers. This document introduces a framework for assurance and its expression using common identity federation protocols.