|Swiss edu-ID internal identifier othershow all attributes|
|Description||The Swiss edu-ID persistent identifier for Swiss Higher Education users|
|Vocabulary||not applicable, no controlled vocabulary|
|LDAP Syntax||Directory String|
|# of values||single|
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.
The swissEduID is a UUID version 4 string according to RFC4122, where the hex digits MUST be lower case, despite the standard would allow lower or upper case.
A swissEduID issued to a real person has not the value 0 in all the first 16 bits (the first 4 hex digits).
A swissEduID that has the value 0 in all the 16 leading bits (in the first 4 hex digits) is reserved for examples, developments, tests, debugging etc.
All attribute definitions in a single document: SWITCHaai Attribute Specification