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 can get some of the benefit of eduGAIN presence, but without having  to operate a service provider.

In summary, the InAcademia Service is…

  • a proxy leveraging the federated identity services provided by eduGAIN
  • a lightweight alternative to full federated identity access for merchants with minimal and pseudonymised attribute release for merchants to assist the preservation of user privacy.
  • utilised by commercial retail services and other services outside the normal scope of national federations
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