AAI Concept

As a follow-up activity to the AAI Workshop from November 2000, an inter-university working group was formed in early 2001. The goal of the group was to draft a possible way forward towards a solution for coordinated inter-organizational authentication and authorization for Swiss higher education.

The results are documented in a four pages paper titled:
Concept for an electronic Academic Community in Switzerland and the creation of a common Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) for the Swiss Higher Education System
Download the document (Sept 2001) as PDF: english - deutsch - français

That document was presented to CRUS (Conférence des Recteurs des Universités Suisses), which encouraged SWITCH to take the lead in pursuing the AAI-Concept.

Members of that inter-university working group were

  • Dr. Serge Droz, PSI
  • Christoph Graf, SWITCH
  • Gerhard Hassenstein, University of Applied Sciences Bern
  • Christian Heim, University of Bern
  • Thomas Lenggenhager, SWITCH
  • David Meier, University of Zurich
  • Dr. Jacques Monnard, University of Fribourg/Swiss Virtual Campus
  • Dr. Alexandre Roy, University of Lausanne
  • Hansueli Sonderegger, University of Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Tschudin, University of Basel