Example Validation Flow

Merchants supporting InAcademia could request that a student validates its entitlement to the service or offer during the checkout process:

When the user starts the validation process by clicking the InAcademia button, they’re presented with a discovery page that will be familiar to eduGAIN users:

Users that are affiliated with an institution that is part of a participating federation will be able to select the relevant institution from the list using a hinting feature and can then enter their normal institutional login credentials:

Prior to the transaction completing, the user will be presented with a consent screen (following a standard federated identity workflow that is familiar to users):

Consenting to the service, will redirect the user to the shopping cart, with the discount now applied to the purchase.

It’s as simple as that!