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What is a SWITCH edu-ID?

By 2020, all FHNW system users will be identified by their SWITCH edu-ID. For this reason, the FHNW is making this identification option available already for online registration for selected services.


Benefits to users

  • A single identity for all services across all Swiss universities, regardless of the organisation.
  • The identity is valid for a lifetime
  • Users can control the content and scope of their identity

Register now for your SWITCH edu-ID!

Register for your new SWITCH edu-ID here!

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How do I register a new SWITCH edu-ID?

There are just four simple steps to register an account:

  1. Go to the SWITCH edu-ID registration page
  2. Enter your name, e-mail address and a password
  3. After your account has been created, you will receive an e-mail confirmation
  4. Click on the link in the confirmation e-mail to activate your account

 

Registering for an FHNW service for the first time using your SWITCH edu-ID

When you use your SWITCH edu-ID to register for an FHNW service for the first time (e.g. signing up for a conference), you need to consent to the following:

  • Data protection regulation: this regulation specifies how your SWITCH edu-ID is handled
  • Information sharing: information sharing governs your consent to the use of data regarding your SWITCH edu-ID

 

You only need to provide your consent to these two points the first time you use your SWITCH edu-ID for an FHNW service.

 

Where can I use my SWITCH edu-ID?

Your SWITCH edu-ID is used to verify your identity for the following FHNW services:

  • Registration for selected degree programmes (bachelor's, master’s)
  • Registration for selected continuing education events (expert seminars, courses, CAS, MAS, etc.)
  • External access to the “Inside Groups” collaborative platform

 

Why is the FHNW using the new SWITCH edu-ID?

The SWITCH edu-ID is built on the SWITCHaai infrastructure already used at the FHNW and will completely replace this in the next few years. 

By 2020, all FHNW system users will be identified by their SWITCH edu-ID. For this reason, the FHNW wants to make this identification option available for its systems as soon as possible.

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