How to join SWITCHaai ...

To become a SWITCHaai Participant, your organization is either part of the SWITCH Community or joins as SWITCHaai Federation Partner. As an individual, see below for more information.

Organizations in the SWITCH Community

Organizations part of the SWITCH Community can operate an Identity Provider (IdP) to serve as Home Organization and also operate AAI-enabled web resources (Service Providers, SP).

However, the SWITCH Community is restricted to certain types of organization within or closely related to Swiss Higher Education.

Read more about AAI for the SWITCH Community

SWITCHaai Federation Partner

If your organization is not part of the SWITCH Community, it can join SWITCHaai by signing the SWITCHaai Federation Partner Agreement.

Typically, a Federation Partner operates AAI-enabled web resources (Service Providers, SP) and makes them available for the users with an AAI-enabled account at one of the participating Home Organizations that operate an Identity Provider (IdP).

Read more about how to become a Federation Partner

Individual Users

Is my Organization AAI-enabled?

You have most likely an AAI-enabled account if your organization is listed on the list of Home Organizations.

Not a member of an AAI-enabled Home Organization?

You can get an AAI-enabled account in the Virtual Home Organization (VHO). To get an account, you typically have to ask the owner of an AAI-enabled resource you want to access.