Lifelong identities are now the standard in identity management at Swiss universities. But what comes next? The trend is moving toward decentralized identities...

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  • Département responsable Technique et informatique
  • Institut Institute for Data Applications and Security (IDAS)
  • Unité de recherche ICTM / Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Centre BFH Centre BFH Digital Society
  • Organisation d'encouragement Autres
  • Durée (prévue) 01.09.2020 - 31.10.2020
  • Responsable du projet Gerhard Hassenstein
  • Direction du projet Annett Laube-Rosenpflanzer
  • Partenaire Switch
  • Mots-clés Identity Management, IAM, Self-Sovereign Identities


Digital identities are the basis of a digitized university. SWITCH has been providing the SWITCHaai infrastructure for this purpose since 1999. At the moment, the migration to the SWITCH edu-ID, which is based on a central lifelong identity, is underway.


In this SWITCH Innovation Lab researchers will assess the current state of Self-Sovereign Identities, develop an architecture blueprint for its use in the higher education explore potential roles for SWITCH.