For internal use only
The swissEduID SHOULD NOT be exposed to users!
The Internal Identifier ("Unique Identifier") is an attribute called swissEduID and is a 128-bit number, represented as 32-digit, hexadecimal encoded number including leading zeroes and with four separators.
See details in attribute specification.
A swissEduID Internal Identifier is issued when a SWITCH edu-ID account is created.
The creation of a SWITCH edu-ID account together with the associated swissEduID can be initiated
- by self-registration and filling-in a form on a web site, or
- by deriving a SWITCH edu-ID account from an active digital identity like AAI
- by an organisation for its current members or parts of them (this case is only foreseen for organisations adopting SWITCH edu-ID with scenario "Link Curent Members at Day X")