General description of SAML2 WebSSO

The service provides authentication of users which have an electronic identity at Södertörn University, together with release of attributes pertaining to the authenticated user. The provider of the service/centre of learning is a member of SWAMID, the Swedish identity federation for Research and higher education. The service has been deployed in accordance with SWAMID’s policy and encompassing rules and guidelines which have been laid down by SWAMID.

Policy for personal integrity

The service adheres to the policy for the handling of personal data which has been published by Södertörn University in accordance with Swedish law.

The service and limitations of service

Södertörn University undertakes to guarantee the availability of the service in accordance with Södertörn University’s requirements and expectations. The process for creation, deletion and maintenance of electronic identities at Södertörn University is described here Södertörn University follows SWAMID’s recommendations for release of attributes based upon entity categories. Södertörn University reserves the right to change the actually released attributes, having communicated such with a service provider, regardless of the recommendations from SWAMID concerning the entity category the service provider has been placed in.

Policy for the management of personal information within the scope of the Identity Provider (IdP) as determined by Södertörn University

The Identity Provider performs authentication at the request of a service which Södertörn University recognises, either via metadata provided by the SWAMID identity federation or because the service and Södertörn University has a specific agreement. Depending upon the type of service involved, the purpose of the service and what relationship the service has to the Södertörn University identity provider, one or more pieces of personal data are transferred from Södertörn University catalogue and authorization system to the requesting service. This procedure follows the intent of the Swedish personal data protection legislation.

Services that are categorised in SWAMID’s metadata with entity categories receive attributes in accordance with SWAMID’s recommendations, see below.

Services whose primary purpose is for the benefit of research and education have access to approximately the same personal data which are automatically sent with an everyday email, that being name, email address, user identity, if the user is a student or employee (or similar active role) and that the user has an account at Södertörn University. Registered services that via GÉANT Data Protection Code of Conduct External link. adhere to the European Union’s data protections directives, in Sweden the Personal Data Act, get access to the same information.

Services whose purpose is for students to process admissions, course registrations, examination sign-up, degree applications, internships, grant applications, self-service account administration and for employees self-service for Södertörn University HR-system have access to the user’s Swedish personal identity number or Swedish higher education interim personal identity number for foreigners.

Service and support

Questions and faults regarding Södertörn University and it’s SAML2 WebSSO service should be directed to the following local support channels:

Tel: +46 (0)8 608 40 00

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