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