eMail-based Linking

If a university who introduces mail-based linking has used edu-ID or AAI before, special precautions have to be taken in order to maintain backwards compatibility of the user accounts. The attributes for a user, which are fetched via the Attribute Provider API (AP-API) must contain the identifier swissEduPersonUniqueID for all users with an existing account.

Example of an email-based linking flow

In the example below an affiliation to the Organization SLSP is created by adding an email address matching * to the edu-ID account.