There are two ways to interface with SWAMID: by becoming a SWAMID member or by providing a service that relies on a [SWAMID technologiy profiles|Technology Profiles]. SWAMID membership is generally reserved for government or research and education institutions in Sweden. A company or organization that provides a service to the SWAMID community does _not_ need to become a member of SWAMID.
h1. Becoming a member of SWAMID
The process to join the SWAMID federation typically begins with the decision to set up an Identity Provider (IdP) or a Service Provider (SP). For information on eduroam please go to www.eduroam.se.
Research and education institutions (eg universities) typically should become a member of SWAMID whereas an organisation providing services that need to consume identities from SWAMID members do not need to become a member or sign contracts with SWAMID.