Swiss edu-ID 1.0 Launch

1.3.2015

SWITCH is happy to announce the start of the productive phase of Swiss edu-ID Version 1.0.
The user interface is availableĀ here and allows individuals to create their Swiss edu-ID identity from scratch or to build one based on a SWITCHaai account.

The Swiss edu-ID Identity Provider is ready for pilots and productive services that wants to connect their resources.
This will allow such services to open up new groups of users as:

  • former university members no longer having an AAI account (--> services for Alumni)
  • guests without relationship to a Swiss Higher Education Institution (--> provision of WLAN access etc.)
  • regular users without strong relationship to a Swiss Higher Education Institution (--> national services open to a larger public)


The Swiss edu-ID IdP is part of theĀ SWITCHaai federation and therefore rules of this framework apply.

Several pilot projects and resources are already foreseen to connect to Swiss edu-ID in 2015, but we welcome other services that want to profit by the possible larger user base and verified core attributes to discuss implementation options (contact swisseduid@switch.ch).