Swiss edu-ID internal identifier   othershow all attributes
Name swissEduID
Description The Swiss edu-ID persistent identifier for Swiss Higher Education users
Vocabulary not applicable, no controlled vocabulary
References RFC4122, eduidspec
OID 2.16.756.
LDAP Syntax Directory String
# of values single
Example values
  • 0000bdaf-da5c-4851-ae02-26416dfda1c2
  • 0000a1a1-b2f8-42fa-852b-d768f8261e20


The identifier is associated to a user for her/his entire life. The swissEduID should only be used internally to link personal data over a long period of time between services or applications and across institutional boundaries. The swissEduID SHOULD NOT be exposed to users.

A swissEduID issued to a real person is a

  • UUID version 4 according to RFC4122

  • Not all of the first 16 bits (the first 4 hex digits) are 0

A swissEduID that has the value 0 in the 16 leading bits (in the first 4 hex digits) is reserved for examples, developments, tests, debugging etc.

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