{info}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.{info}

Connecting to SWAMID starts by deciding if your organization needs to provide identities to SWAMID:

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Research and education institutions (eg universities) typically should [become members of SWAMID|Become a Member of SWAMID] whereas an [organization providing services|Provide services to SWAMID members] that need to consume identities from SWAMID members do not need to become a member or sign contracts with SWAMID.

h2. Further Reading

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