Statistics and highlights SURFconext in 2020

SURFconext once again grew strongly in 2020. At 215 million, the total number of logins via the service was 37% higher than in 2019. The number of unique users also increased again in 2020. View all figures in the infographic, read the best practices on authorisation rule functionality and watch the retrospective of What's Next @ SURFconext.

Een schema met daarin het overzicht van het aantal logins van 2016 t/m 2020

SURFconext: considerable growth again

With more than 1,500 connected services, SURFconext grew strongly again in 2020. Users were able to log in to a total of 328 new services using their own settings account. With more than 6.7 million logins in the first week of the academic year, there was once again a record.

SURFsecureID: more than 2 million logins

Use of SURFsecureID also increased sharply in 2020. More and more institutions and users are making use of this two-factor authentication service in order to be able to log on to services with extra security.  In 2020, the number of users increased by 48% and the total number of logins exceeded 2 million per quarter! That's a sharp increase from 2019, when we recorded 880,767 logins in the busiest quarter.

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Statistics SURFconext 2020

Best practices SURFconext Authorisation Rules

SURFconext authorisation rules enable institutions to fine-tune their access to services. We have published three best practices in which various institutions explain how and why they use this functionality:

When to use SURFconext Authorisation Rules?
Infographic SURFconext Autorisatieregels

Retrospective What's Next @ SURFconext 2020

Dagvoorzitter Remco Rutten interviewt Femke Morsch

On 17 November 2020, the online edition of What's Next @ SURFconext took place. It included an update on SURFconext by Femke Morsch (SURFconext product manager), an update on the eduID project by Peter Clijsters (eduID product manager), great keynotes by Esther Makaay (Signicat) and Jos Westerbeke (Erasmus University Rotterdam), and the launch of the new service: SURF Research Access Management.

Watch the recordings of What's Next @ SURFconext (in Dutch)