SWITCH edu-ID for services

  • edu-ID can be used to authenticate for
    • Server Based Web-Applications
    • Browser Based Web Applications
    • Mobile Apps.
  • Supported protocols are SAML and OpenID Connect.
  • Secure the authentication with Two-Step Login (2-factor authentication).
  • Identity architecture that protects user privacy by design.
  • Provides user identities with duplicate prevention.
  • Provides extensive user attributes to define fine-grained access rules.
  • Provides user attributes with and without validation
  • Edu-ID is part of the SWITCHaai identity federation and compatible with eduGAIN interfederation.

 

New services: check the getting started guide.

 

Setting up a new service

Services who use SWITCH edu-ID for authentication are set up as any other service in the SWITCH aai federation. To set up a service to be used by users with a SWITCHaai account and/or a SWITCH edu-ID account follow the guidelines in the SWITCH aai documentation: Shibboleth SP Installation Guide.

Configuring a service for edu-ID (optional)

Services who use SWITCH edu-ID for authentication are configured as any other service in the SWITCH aai federation. Follow the guidelines in the SWITCH aai documentation: Shibboleth SP Configuration Guide.

For edu-ID specific settings please refer to the SWITCH edu-ID configuration hints.