How does InAcademia validate academic affiliation?

InAcademia uses academic federated identity services which means that it can access information that is directly maintained by the home institution (University) of the user. Using InAcademia,  merchants can  initiate a validation request using the OIDC Protocol towards the service endpoint. The user is asked by InAcademia to log in to his/her home institution, at which point the institution will release a set of standard attribute values to InAcademia that can be used to prove whether he/she is a member of the academic community. InAcademia compares the affiliation value released by the home institution’s identity service against the value requested by the merchant and a simple OIDC response is passed back to the requesting merchant. For more information, please refer to

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