You need a SWITCH edu-ID Account. You can create one with your AAI-Login at

Go to or click on "Forgot password" on

Enter one of the valid e-mail addresses stored in your SWITCH edu-ID account and fill in the captcha (sum). Click on "Proceed" and an e-mail with a link that contains a token is sent to you (link is valid for 5 days). Click on the link and enter the new password.

Because of SPAM filters it may take a few minutes until you receive the e-mail.

If you do not receive the e-mail within 10 minutes, please also check your SPAM folder.

As a SWITCHdrive user you can access the service using a web client, desktop and mobile applications. AAI is supported very well for the web client login. On the other hand there is currently no user-friendly AAI integration for the desktop and mobile applications. Therefore we are offering access to SWITCHdrive with the SWITCH edu-ID Account.

With this account it is also possible to use webDAV and future cloud services, which would not be the case if an AAI-Login would be used.

No, creating a SWITCH edu-ID account does not automatically create a SWITCHdrive account. You have to login at least once to so other SWITCHdrive users are able to search for your name and to share data with you.

In most cases, you may just have missed the last step in the onboarding process, which is the registration for this service. If you see the error message that the login has failed, just click the blue link in the error message to register SWITCHdrive. Then try again to login. If this still fails, get in contact with the SWITCHdrive support.

Click here for a detailed description how to register SWITCHdrive.

Congratulations! With a SWITCHdrive Voucher you are allowed to become a full member of SWITCHdrive, the academic Sync & Share service for Swiss universities and institutions of higher education.

Before you click on the SWITCHdrive Voucher link make sure you have created a SWITCH edu-ID and you know your password (if you do not remember your password click on this Forgot password link.

Click this link for a detailed instruction how to create a SWITCH edu-ID. Because you have received a SWITCHdrive Voucher, you probably do not have an AAI account, so click on the link "manual registration page" and fill out the following forms to create a new SWITCH edu-ID. 


Remember your email address and your password well as you need them to login to SWITCHdrive! You may also add additonal email addresses which you can use to login to switchdrive as well. 

Note: the primary email address will be used in SWITCHdrive to send you activity messages and other important information if you have set some switchdrive settings accordingly. You can change these settings at any time in your personal switchdrive configuration. 



Click now on the SWITCHdrive Voucher link and accept the Terms and Conditions of SWITCH if you agree to them. Then click on the blue button "Registation for SWITCHdrive".

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That's it, your SWITCHdrive account is now set up and ready to go. Login to in a new browser window or click on the green "Go to SWITCHdrive" button on the displayed web page: