SWITCH edu-ID Adoption

at an Organization


Phase 1: Planning and Concept

In a first phase an organization-specific integration plan is elaborated. The organisation sets the goals of the edu-ID adoption, and identifies opportunities and risks. Based on the analysis of the current IT infrastructure and identity management (IdM) processes, an adoption concept, and a time and resource plan gets developed.

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Phase 2: Technical Implementation

In this phase the adoption concept from Step 1 is implemented. This mostly covers the adaptation of registration processes to onboard organizational members and the exchange of attribute information between the organization and edu-ID.

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Phase 3: User Transition

In the final phase, current organizational members are moved from the organizational AAI account to SWITCH edu-ID. Crucial aspects are appropriate communication and user support.

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More specific information like How-Tos or specifications can be found in the support section of the SWITCH edu-ID service.


Swissuniversities does provide funding for planning and adoption activities of universities (max. 50%).
SWITCH will submit a framework project for 2019 and 2020 in August. It foresees an uncomplicated input procedure for universities with the following submission deadlines:

  • 30.11.18 (start January 2019) (subject to approval)
  • 31.5.2019 (start July 2019)
  • 30.11.2019 (start January 2020)
  • 31.3.2020 (if there is still funding available; start May 2020)

Use the sub-project application form to apply fo funding.
If you are interested and need funding for planning or adoption activities please contact us in advance.

Who is planning /adopting already ?



2017 2018 2019 2020
EPFL (p) FernUni (p & a)  FernUni (edu-ID adopted in March 2019)  BFH (a)
  UNILU (p & a)  UNILU (edu-ID adopted Feb 2019)  HES-SO (a)
FHNW (p) UNISG (p & a)    UNIFR (a)
UNIFR (p)    UNISG (a)  FHNW (a*)
UNIGE (p) BFH (p)  UNIL (a)  
  FHSG (p)  ZHAW (a)  
UNIL (p) HES-SO (p)  ZHdK (a)  
UNISG (p) HSLU (p)  PH Zug (a)  
ZHAW (p) HTW Chur (p)  PH Schwyz (a*)  
  HWZ (p)    
  NTB (p)  ETHZ (p)  
  PH Bern (p)  PHVS (p)  
  PH Schwyz (p)  SUPSI (p)  
  PH Zug (p)  USI (p)  
  UNIBE (p)  PHSG (p)  
  UNINE (p)  FFHS (p*)  
  ZHdK (p)  HSR (p*)  
     PHZH (p*)  

(p) = planning
(a) = adoption
(*) intended planning or adoption



Do you have questions? Or would you like to start planning? Please contact us!


The development of SWITCH edu-ID was accompanied and supported by several working groups