On May 13th 2020 we'll host an event at our office in Utrecht where we start with an introduction of SURFconext, followed by a hackathon where the people from the SURFconext team will help connecting your service in a hands-on way. Interested? Visit https://www.surf.nl/agenda/introductie-surfconext-gevolgd-door-hackathon to register.
You have landed on the introduction page of SURFconext. From here on you can learn what SURFconext can do for you and how to get connected, for both Identity Providers as well as Service Providers. Read on and find out more about the following:
If you are a student, a teacher or an end-user of any kind and you are looking for support on how to use SURFconext you can read our end-user documentation here.
SURFconext offers 'Single Sign On'-access to a large and increasing number of online services. About 200 Dutch organizations in the area of secondary vocational-, higher education and research are using SURFconext for this. Among the most used services are Brightspace, SURFspot, Blackboard, Google Apps for Education and several library services. Check out the video below to get an introduction to SURFconext in less than 3 minutes.
The group of organizations (check out our connected IdP's) in The Netherlands who use SURFconext, consist of universities, university hospitals and tertiary medical teaching hospitals, universities of applied sciences, research institutions and senior secondary vocational education institutions. Together they represent a group of about 1.5 million users. These users generate millions of logins per month and use over a thousand different cloud services. SURFconext allows users to have access to services offered by multiple Service Providers using only 1 account. Besides this, SURFconext facilitates online collaboration in the cloud. This can be done between users of the same organization as well as users between different organizations.
If you connect your organization to SURFconext, you will enjoy the following advantages:
With the above mentioned advantages and the fast growing number of available cloud services, the advantages to connect to SURFconext are obvious. Most organizations consider to use these services combined with internally hosted services. Besides this, organizations want to offer a secure environment where both internal and external services can be used side by side. Important elements for this are Single Sign-On, trusted identity and collaboration in groups and teams. Organizations are looking for possibilities to integrate these different kinds of applications. SURFconext offers a starting points to do so.
Connecting to SURFconext is not that hard and easier than you might think. However, if you have any questions you can get in touch with us for answers to all of your questions about SURFconext. We prefer to be contacted by mail at email@example.com. Support by mail allows us to send and receive links, screenshots, metadata and lot's more, helping us answer to answer your questions more efficiently. If you think this doesn't work for you or you are having trouble formulating your question and prefer to talk to us directly, we will give you a call. Send us a mail with your contact information, including your phone number of course, and we will get back to you.