FAQs for Institutions

Why is InAcademia a good option for Institutions?

Using InAcademia makes it easier for Institutions to connect to third parties that offer services to campuses, students and staff using federated access by removing the need for any coordinated effort between Institution and merchant ( such as the...

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What services are registered with InAcademia?

Country Service Operating Merchant Austria educom.at, edustore.at and educlub.at Edustore GmbH ubook.at ACP TechRent Student Mobility BV Student Mobility BV SlideMagic free pro subscription for students SlideMagic Ltd Denmark Services include...

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How does InAcademia meet GDPR requirements?

InAcademia achieves privacy by design and privacy by default:  InAcademia only releases confirmation or denial of academic affiliation (and country/home institution where configured to do so) in response to a service provider’s request for a...

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Why should Institutions support InAcademia?

InAcademia makes it possible for Service Providers who have found it technically difficult to join an identity federation to make use of academic identities by providing a lightweight, secure service to third parties without the cost and complexity...

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How does InAcademia work?

Merchants embed InAcademia into their processes that validate whether users are eligible for specified offers. The Merchant service initiates an OIDC request towards InAcademia asking the InAcademia service to compare the a specified affiliation...

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What are the benefits of InAcademia for Institutions?

InAcademia allows users to validate their eligibility for offers at merchants’ websites (web shops) on the basis of the positive verification of their affiliation with an academic institution, but instead of allowing the retail service full access...

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What is the InAcademia Service?

InAcademia is a service available in eduGAIN offered to commercial retailers who use  InAcademia as a real-time, digital equivalent of showing a student card to in order to access academic  discounts, products and services This means that retailers...

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