SURFconext, provided by SURFnet, is a federated identity management service for secondary vocational-, higher education and research in the Netherlands. With SURFconext, users have to can authenticate only once at services using their own institution. After that they can have access to all services connected to SURFconext.institutional account.
Advantages of SURFconext for Service Providers:
- Connecting once to the platform makes your service available to all connected institutions (connected IdP's).
- Fast and easy access for more than 1 million users.
- Certainty about identity of users.
- Less user administration.
- A single point of contact with one connection.
- A long-time trusted partner of education and research institutions.
- Double security through SURFsecureID.
- A single link provides strong authentication for all institutions. As an extra advantage, authentication tools are issued by the institutions locally.