An Identity Federation is a National level Association of Research and Education organizations that come together to exchange information, as appropriate, about their users and resources in order to enable collaborations and transactions.

    LEAF is introduced to facilitate and simplify the introduction to Research and Educational institutions of Moldova of shared services across the Federation. This is accomplished by using Federation Technologies to extend the scope of a digital identity issued by one Federation Member to be valid across the whole Federation. The Federation relies on Home Organizations and Attribute Authorities to correctly and accurately assert information about the identity of End Users to Service Providers, that MAY use that information to grant (or deny) access to the services and resources they offer to End Users.