InAcademia for Institutions

InAcademia is brought to you by the same organisations that operate eduroam and MyAcademicID.

InAcademia is a Service Provider in eduGAIN registered by SWAMID.  InAcademia acts as a proxy service to would-be service providers that need only validate the academic affiliation of a user. Therefore, through its utilisation of eduGAIN, InAcademia is the real-time, digital equivalent of showing a student card to service providers that offer discounts or provide access to products and services that are reserved only for academia, but without requiring the merchant to operate a service provider.

The InAcademia Service is 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 and is utilised by commercial retail services and other services outside the normal scope of national federations.

By opting into and/or releasing attributes to InAcademia you’re helping to preserve the privacy of our users when they need to provide evidence of their eligibility for offers at merchants’ websites.

It intends to remove the need for merchants to request e-mail address-based verification or scans of ID cards by accurately representing the real time affiliation of a person in the academic community.

Merchants embed InAcademia into their validation processes, and users that are asked to consent to InAcademia sharing their confirmed affiliation to their home institution with the relevant service in such a way that preserves their privacy and minimises the exchange of personal information that would otherwise be necessary to share. InAcademia will only share a confirmation of the affiliation attribute value released along with a pseudonymised identifer, meaning that you can be certain that only the bare minimum of data is released to the merchant.

The proxy relationship also means that IdP Operators can be certain that the attributes are only used in active compliance with  the GEANT Code of Conduct. In contrast, access via federation membership risks allowing service providers access to more attributes than they should justifiably request. Please refer to our Privacy Statement.

Why support InAcademia?

Using InAcademia makes it easier for Institutions to broker the relationship between users wishing to access discounted services and the third parties that offer services to campuses, students and staff. InAcademia uses federated access and removes the need for any co-ordinated effort between Institution and merchant (whether contracts or technical development) at the point of enabling the service. Institutions supporting InAcademia won’t have to support the downstream services, as InAcademia takes care of that.

Users at institutions that support InAcademia can benefit from multiple services, and the relative ease of implementation and support effort is expected to lead to a greater number and variety of services available to end users.

Identity federations and institutions can refer local, national and international merchants (third parties offering services to campuses, students and staff) for registration to InAcademia. 

The service is governed by a committee of national federation operators that are tasked with ensuring that InAcademia operates in the interests of the academic and education community. Furthermore, InAcademia will not partner with any merchant that exploits or promotes illegal, improper, offensive services/materials or unethical behaviour. Any surplus generated by InAcademia will be primarily used to fund the development of services for the academic trust and identity community.

What do I have to do to use InAcademia?

To find out how to enable InAcademia for your members contact your national identity federation, or the InAcademia team or refer to more information on how to enable InAcademia at your institution.

Institutions that are not a member of a national federation are encouraged to find out more about using federated academic identities.

What services are registered with InAcademia?

Country Service Operating Merchant
Austria educom.at, edustore.at and educlub.at Edustore GmbH
ubook.at ACP TechRent

SlideMagic free pro subscription for students

SlideMagic Ltd
Denmark

Services include Spotify International.

Refer to all downstream services here.

SheerID

SlideMagic free pro subscription for students

SlideMagic Ltd
France

Service offering includes Spotify International, Autodesk, Deezer, Back Market, Google, Tableau, Adobe Systems Inc, TIDAL, SoundCloud, Code Academy, Bloomberg and Clarivate.

Refer to downstream services here.

SheerID

Register for MyUNiDAYS.com; refer to available services here.

MyUNiDAYS.com

SlideMagic free pro subscription for students

SlideMagic Ltd
Germany

Register for https://studentenrabatt.com/; refer to downstream services here.

Studentenrabatt.com Service GmbH

SlideMagic free pro subscription for students

SlideMagic Ltd
Italy

Service offering includes Spotify International, Autodesk, Deezer, Back Market, Google, Tableau, Adobe Systems Inc, TIDAL, SoundCloud, Code Academy, Bloomberg and Clarivate.

Refer to downstream services here.

SheerID

SlideMagic free pro subscription for students

SlideMagic Ltd
Spain

Service offering includes Spotify International, Autodesk, Deezer, Back Market, Google, Tableau, Adobe Systems Inc, TIDAL, SoundCloud, Code Academy, Bloomberg and Clarivate.

Refer to downstream services here.

SheerID

SlideMagic free pro subscription for students

SlideMagic Ltd
Sweden

Service offering includes Spotify International, Autodesk, Deezer, Back Market, Google, Tableau, Adobe Systems Inc, TIDAL, SoundCloud, Code Academy, Bloomberg and Clarivate.

Refer to downstream services here.

SheerID

Register for MyUNiDAYS.com; refer to available services here.

MyUNiDAYS.com

SlideMagic free pro subscription for students

SlideMagic Ltd
The Netherlands Register for Koninklijke Bibliotheek services Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB)

Service offering includes Spotify International, Autodesk, Google, Tableau, Adobe Systems Inc, SoundCloud, TIDAL, Deezer, Act-3D, Codecademy, Clarivate, Alteryx, Back Market, DIRECTV, Bloomberg, phaseone, Capture One A/S, P.volve, alibaba, PMI and Business Insider.

Refer to downstream services here.

 

SheerID

Register for MyUNiDAYS.com; refer to available services here.

MyUNiDAYS.com

SlideMagic free pro subscription for students

SlideMagic Ltd
Turkey

Service offering includes Spotify International, Autodesk, Deezer, Back Market, Google, Tableau, Adobe Systems Inc, TIDAL, SoundCloud, Code Academy, Bloomberg and Clarivate.

Refer to downstream services here.

SheerID

Register for MyUNiDAYS.com; refer to available services here.

MyUNiDAYS.com

SlideMagic free pro subscription for students

SlideMagic Ltd

 

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