The SWITCH edu-ID service exists in two versions, a test version and a production version.
The purpose of the test version is - as the name suggests - to test a service that is accessed by SWITCH edu-ID users.
The two versions differ in a few points that might be relevant for the decision whether to test against the production version or the test version. Find below a comparison of the two instances:
|Federation||AAI Test (but allows linking SWITCHaai identities)||SWITCHaai|
|Availability||High||Very high (multiple nodes for IdP)|
|Changes||Are added usually without further notice||Affected users will be informed ahead of relevant changes|
|Federation Metadata||http://metadata.aai.switch.ch/metadata.aaitest.xml (infos on signature validation)||http://metadata.aai.switch.ch/metadata.switchaai.xml (infos on signature validation)|
|Purpose||Test/Debugging Use||Production Use|
(NOTE: For migrated organisations: no deletion of accounts with active affiliation of the organisatio)