identity management, federated identity, privacy
Finnish higher education has been an early adopter of federated identity in Europe. The Finnish Haka federation is deploying Shibboleth, federating software by Internet2. This paper describes the federation as an organisational entity and explains how privacy issues are taken into account in its policy. Differences between the Haka federation and some other federations are pointed out. The main service areas for federated identity in Finnish higher education are also presented.