Scopes and Claims
The OIDC service is limited to edu-ID only configurations. It basically provides data from the personal part of an edu-ID. Optionally, affiliation data is available by using the extended attribute model.
SWITCH edu-ID currently does not support access to individual claims. The following scopes can be used by relying parties.
The openid scope is used for the standardized id token, according to the Section 2 of the OIDC specification. We support nonces to mitigate replay attacks, and sending one is required for public clients. The OP (IdP) refuses to serve any public clients that do not send a nonce in their Authentication Request.
The claim sub (subject) is a pairwise-id and therefore a unique value per user and service. We may offer pairwise-ids for a whole group of services, called a sector. If you have multiple services that belong in the same sector, we will issue the same subject for each user on any of these services. However, the services from another sector, e. g. services belonging to a different university, will still get different subjects than you. The subject can be used as an identifier by all RPs that are prohibited from requesting the swissEduPersonUniqueID claim from the swissEduIDBase scope. The value of this claim is a base32 encoded hash value and must therefore be compared case insensitively.
The profile scope requests access to the following claims:
The claims given_name, the family_name, and the name are string values and correspond to the SAML attributes givenName, surname, and displayName.
The email scope requests access to the following claims:
- email (spec)
The claim email contains the primary email address of the edu-ID account. Since our registration process requires the users to verify that email address, the value of email_verified will always contain the boolean value true. This does, however, not imply that it is still an existing address, as we do not reverify it after it has been set as primary email address. Futhermore, the primary email address is the contact address as defined by the account owner and may therefore change over time.
The swissEduIDBase scope requests access to the following claims:
Please refer to the previous scopes for an explanation of these claims except for swissEduPersonUniqueID. This claim is based on the SAML swissEduPersonUniqueID and provides a unique identifier for each edu-ID account. This swissEduPersonUniqueID identifier is bound to the SWITCH edu-ID base identity and ends with @eduid.ch (or @test.eduid.ch in the test environment). It is not related to the swissEduPersonUniqueID identifiers provided by the organisations in current affiliations.
The swissEduIDExtended scope requests access to the following claims:
The claim swissEduIDAssociatedMail contains all currently associated email addresses of the user. The addresses were either added by the user as additional email address in the UI or by linking an affiliation.
The claim swissEduIDLinkedAffiliation contains all eduPersonScopedAffiliation values of all linked current affiliations.
The claim swissEduIDLinkedAffiliationMail contains all email addresses of all linked current affiliations.
The claim swissEduIDLinkedAffiliationUniqueID contains all swissEduPersonUniqueID values of all linked current affiliations.
All these claims are JSON arrays of strings and are part of the extended attribute model.