Why Offer InAcademia?
Your staff and students deserve the best services. Using your buying power and the power of the European student population, suppliers want to offer your members great deals.
From cheap pizza deliveries through to reduced price software and IT services the members of your university can benefit from being able to access special deals.
InAcademia can offer significant bargaining power to your university. By making it easier for suppliers to identify students then they are more likely to provide special offers.
Also InAcademia will reduce the number of status queries from suppliers wanting to check credentials. By removing this overhead your staff can focus on more important tasks.
How does it work?
InAcademia uses the federated identity services provided by eduGAIN to securely authenticate student identities without exposing user IDs or passwords to third parties. It provides a lightweight, secure ID service to third party suppliers without the cost and complexity of developing individual facilities for your institution.
Using InAcademia, students, researchers and staff will be able to access special deals from a wide range of on-line merchants.
Is it Safe?
Because the student’s username and password are validated by the InAcademia endpoint using eduGAIN interfederation, no username or password information is requested, or stored by the merchant’s website. This means the information is kept secure.
Don’t just take our word for it!
“We started using InAcademia as one of the first users in Europe and had to be waiting for institutions to join. But we are very happy with this easy and simple service that guarantees us the legitimacy of buyers being students. Chapeau for InAcademia!”
Hans-Peter Ligthart, SURFmarket
To find out how to enable InAcademia for your members contact the InAcademia team