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Can I change my e-mail address in eduID?

No. You can however create a new eduID with the other / new e-mail address.

What does 'Session lost' mean and what can I do about it?

If you encounter this error something went wrong during the login process. For example, it's possible that after you clicked the login button within a certain service, you waited too long with actually logging in.


Alternatively, you can use a password to secure your eduID which allows you to circumvent the Magic Links.

What is a 'Magic Link'?

Because you have to remember more and more passwords, it becomes more likely that you will either reuse the same password across different websites or that you use easy to remember and thus unsecure passwords.

eduID provides an innovative and secure alternative to passwords: a Magic Link. First you fill in your username (e-mail address); then, eduID will send an e-mail to you with a unique link that logs you in when you click on it. This link is only valid for 10 minutes and can only be used once!

Can I use a password instead?

Yes, you can. If you go to My eduID, press the 'Security' tab, you can enter a (strong and safe!) password there.