Example Validation Flow
Merchants supporting InAcademia could request that a student validates its entitlement to the service or offer during the checkout process. The validation can be initiated either by seamlessly integrating a call to the API within the merchant's registration or payment process, or by using the InAcademia 'I'm a Student' button.
The latter is shown in this example:
When the user starts the validation process, users that are affiliated with an institution that is part of a participating federation will be able to select the relevant institution from a list using a hinting feature and can then enter their normal institutional login credentials:
If the merchant has not implemented the hinting feature, users are presented with a discovery page that will be familiar to eduGAIN users (a mock-up of which is shown here):
Users will be asked to login at their institution...