Practicalities for the USI community

edu-ID: The new digital identity of Swiss universities

SWITCH edu-ID is a secure and personal digital identity for persistent access to academic services, which is already in use at USI for access to the new catalog and lending management platform for USI libraries.

From 13 July 2021, it will be necessary to have a SWITCH edu-ID account to access USI services that previously used NetID (SWITCHaai).
Examples of such services are:

  • iCorsi
  • Virtual Secretariat
  • Academic Senate
  • CareerGate
  • and many others

SWITCH edu-ID offers users the following advantages:

  • A personal identity for all services in the Swiss university environment, regardless of organization
  • The identity is valid for life and extends beyond membership of an organization
  • Users control the content and scope of their identity themselves


What should I do?
Create a personal SWITCH edu-ID account and link it to the Università della Svizzera italiana.
Depending on whether you already have a SWITCH edu-ID account or not, use one of the following instructions:

  • I do not yet have a SWITCH edu-ID account (link)
  • I already have a SWITCH edu-ID account, but is not linked to USI (link)




Updated on: 28/04/2021