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Are you a Onegini user and looking for information on migrating to eduID? This information can be found here: Migrating your old Onegini account to a new eduID.

With eduID, any user who needs to use services connected to SURFconext but is not in the possession of an account from one of the institutions connected to SURFconext, is able to login to (certain) services through SURFconext.

How do you create an eduID?

If your institution is not connected to SURFconext, you can use eduID to login as a so-called guest user to certain services.

1. If you wish to login to a service through SURFconext using eduID, for instance the service https://profile.surfconext.nl, choose eduID as your institution (search for 'eduID' in the screen where you have to select an institution).

2. If you haven't got an eduID yet, please request one by clicking 'Request an eduID' at the bottom of the page


3. Enter your e-mail address, your first and last name and carefully read through the terms of use and privacy policy. If you agree to the terms of use, please check the "I Agree" box. Then, click 'Request your eduID' to continue the registration process.

Plase note: are you going to use eduID to login to Mijn SURFmarket? Please register with your institutional e-mail adress, not your private e-mail address!

4. Success! You will receive a verification e-mail in your inbox shortly. It might end up in your Spam folder, so please check it regularly if the e-mail does not seem to arrive.


5. In this e-mail, please click 'Verify this email address'; after this, your eduID registration is complete. You can proceed to the service you were inititally logging in to by clicking the blue button below.

Please note: you must open the link to verify your e-mail in the same browser as the one you used for registration thus far. If this doesn't happen automatically, right click the link in the verification email and select 'copy link'. Then, open the browser window you were using for eduID and paste the link in the address bar.


Logging in to a service through SURFconext with eduID

1. If you wish to login to a service through SURFconext using eduID, for instance the service https://profile.surfconext.nl, choose eduID as your institution (search for 'eduID' in the screen where you have to select an institution).

2. Enter the e-mail address you used for registering an eduID and press 'Send magic link'.

3. Success! You will receive an e-mail with a login link shortly. It might end up in your Spam folder, so please check it reguarly if the e-mail does not seem to arrive.

4. Click the blue button in the e-mail to login. You will be forwarded immediately to the service you were loggin in to initially!

What is a magic link?

A magic link is a method to login to your eduID without a password. Setting and remembering a strong and secure password is rather difficult in practice, which results in users re-using the same password across different websites and/or users using simple and unsafe passwords. This creates potential security and privacy risks.

Instead of passwords, a magic link is a unique link which is sent directly to your e-mail address, which only you should be able to read. Using this unique link, you can login without a password.

If is still possible to use a password instead. If you prefer this, please go to https://mijn.eduid.nl and select 'Security' on the left side. You can set a (strong!) password for your eduID here. Once you've logged in using a password for the first time, eduID remembers this and shows the password field by default instead of the magic link.

How can you remove/delete your eduID?

If you no longer wish to use or keep your eduID you can delete your eduID account at https://mijn.eduid.nl. Choose 'Account' on the left side to see how your eduID can be removed.

Please note: think carefully before you delete your eduID! After your eduID has been deleted, it could very well be that you can never access certain services again; this can not be undone.



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