edu-ID internal identifier   othershow all attributes
Name swissEduID
Description The Switch edu-ID persistent identifier for Swiss Higher Education users
Vocabulary not applicable, no controlled vocabulary
References RFC4122, eduIDSpec
OIDC Claim: swissEduID
Type: string
OID 2.16.756.
LDAP Syntax Directory String
# of values single
Example values
  • 0000bdaf-da5c-4851-ae02-26416dfda1c2
  • 0000a1a1-b2f8-42fa-852b-d768f8261e20


The identifier is associated to a user for her/his entire life. The swissEduID should only be used internally to link personal data over a long period of time between services or applications and across institutional boundaries.

  • The swissEduID SHOULD NOT be exposed to users.

  • The swissEduID is a UUID version 4 string according toRFC4122, where the hex digits MUST be lower case, despite the standard would allow lower or upper case.

A swissEduID issued to a real person has not the value 0 in all the first 16 bits (the first 4 hex digits).

A swissEduID that has the value 0 in all the 16 leading bits (in the first 4 hex digits) is reserved for examples, developments, tests, debugging etc.

All attribute definitions in a single document: Switch edu-ID Attribute Specification