Quality Levels

Attribute Quality

Quality statements are made on attribute level. Basically, the SWITCH edu-ID data model represents for each attribute its verification status and a timestamp of the last verification. Multi-valued attributes have only a single verification status and timestamp.

Attrributes are labeled in the "My account" web application as

unverified unverified  or

verified     verified 

Additional information about how and when an attribute was added, changed or verified is provided by tooltips.

Attribute Possible Verification Levels Comment

givenName

  • provided by user and not verified
  • provided by SWITCHaai
 

surname

  • provided by user and not verified
  • provided by SWITCHaai
 

mail

  • provided by SWITCHaai or by user. User provided mail addresses are verified by sending an email verification code.

email is a multi-valued attribute with one single verification status

dateOfBirth

  • provided by user and not verified
 

telephoneNumber

  • provided by user and not verified
  • provided by SWITCHaai
 

mobile

  • provided by user and verified by SWITCH. Verification by sending a verification code by SMS.
 

postalAddress

  • provided by user and not verified
  • provided by SWITCHaai

homePostalAddress

  • provided by user and not verified
  • provided by SWITCHaai
 

eduPersonOrcid

  • imported from orcid.org with 3-legged OAuth 2 authorization process. This proves that the user is in posession of the authentication credentials for a specific ORCID-ID on orcid.org. (available by end of March '15)
 

Authentication Quality

SWITCH edu-ID uses single-factor authentication so far (mail address and password). The user can provide any of the mail addresses of the account to authenticate.