What is academic affiliation?

An academic affiliation is a formal connection between an individual and a student. InAcademia uses the eduPerson schema that is accepted by all members of the eduGAIN interfederation. The affiliation values InAcademia validates are: ‘student’, ‘staff’, ‘employee’, ‘faculty’, and ‘member’.

InAcademia allows merchants (retailers) to establish whether a user is formally identified by their home institution as one of these affiliation types.

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