RFI on Swiss edu-ID IdM

With a Request for Information (RFI), SWITCH wants to gain an overview of Identity Management solutions, including Open Source, on the market today that may fit Swiss edu-ID requirements.

Today potential providers of an IdM solution for Swiss edu-ID have been invited to participate in the Request for Information. The invitation and additional information on the Swiss edu-ID environmental fit are published on the Swiss edu-ID website.

Companies should express their interest explicitly to eduid.rfi@temet.ch no later than May 3rd, 2016, and provide the E-Mail address of the intended RFI recipient.
The RFI will be distributed no later than May 5th, 2016, and answers to the RFI are expected no later than May 22nd, 2016.

eduKEEP: Promoting the Swiss edu-ID Concept Internationally

With the Swiss edu-ID SWITCH will introduce many new features and enhancements to the already well established SWITCHaai service. However, one aspect is not just an improvement, but rather a paradigm shift: the change from organisation-centric to user-centric identity management.

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AAI & Swiss edu-ID Update Event 2016

Thursday 30 June 2016, Berne

Details & Registration

Would you like to know more about the

  • current status of AAI and interfederation
  • OpenID Connect
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Single logout with IdPv3

or more about the

  • Swiss edu-ID architecture
  • new pilots and use cases
  • integration and follow-up project plans ?

Then we would like to invite you to this event with an AAI Update in the morning (10:15 – 12:00)
followed by a Swiss edu-ID Update in the afternoon (13:15 – 16:15).


Release Attributes for Science!

LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, recently announced that their project had detected ripples in the fabric of spacetime, proving a prediction made 100 years ago by Einstein. Many teams collaborated to ensure this result, and behind the scenes, they rely on effective federated identity management.

What this means, in the simplest terms, is scientists rely on the ability of research services to get attributes about their users from their Home Organisations. However, as REFEDS (Research and Education Federations) points out in an important blog entry, this is not at all smooth sailing.

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