During the second half of 2019, two additional MyAcademicID workshops were organised to bring forward the implementation of the technical work done before in Amsterdam.
During the first workshop, which took place at the University of Malaga on 10-11 September, GÉANT presented the technical report outlining the basic architecture of the European student eID scheme for higher education. The event also allowed the Swedish University Computer Network (SUNET) to demonstrate how the proxy service they are developing –still in the sandbox– allows users to authenticate to a service in eduGAIN via eIDAS.
On the first day, representatives of the SEAL project –another EU-funded initiative working on electronic identification and account linking– joined the meeting to present the progress they have made and to explore possible synergies with MyAID.
The second workshop took place on 19 November in Berlin, hosted by the Deutsches Forschungsnetz (DFN), the German National Research and Education Network. The goal of the workshop was to support the integration of MyAID by the PhD Hub and the Erasmus digital tools (Erasmus+ App, Online Learning Agreement and the Erasmus Dashboard). The workshop was attended by representatives of the EUF, ENDISU, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GÉANT, the University of Malaga and the DFN.
The workshop allowed the developers of the tools to become acquainted with the technical work done in the previous four technical workshops and agree on a roadmap for the integration of the eID scheme for each of the tools. GÉANT presented the work done to date and explained the MyAID architecture, including how the GÉANT proxy and the Research and Scholarship (R&S) entity will work in MyAID.
The partners agreed that the PhD Hub would be the first tool to integrate MyAID towards the end of December 2019. This will be followed by the OLA, the Erasmus Dashboard and the Erasmus+ App in spring 2020.