Initiated by Peking University in Dec, 2008, CARSI (CERNET Authentication and Resource Sharing Infrastructure), is an inter-institutional authentication and resource sharing service aiming at Chinese universities, colleges, schools and research institutes. The corner stone for this cross-domain authentication and authorization infrastructure is the campus-wide identity management systems which are daily online services in most Chinese universities.
Based on US Internet2 Shibboleth which is widely adopted by NRENs(National Research and Education Networks), technically there is no barrier for CARSI to connect SPs(Service Providers) or applications deployed on other NRENs, for example, resources provided by EBSCO, Emerald, etc. On May 24th, 2019, CARSI passed the voting process smoothly of GEANT inter-federation organization eduGAIN and become a full member. After joining, it will be more convenient for CARSI to share resources with other NRENs on standards. A basic platform is built to help Chinese resources to the world. And the management and operation of CARSI will be more standardized.
The newest CARSI IdP and SP list can be found at https://www.carsi.edu.cn/idp_sp_en.htm.