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.
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:
- Maastricht University keeps a grip on access to services with the aid of SURFconext authorisation rules
- Hanzehogeschool regulates access to sports facilities with SURFconext Authorisation Rules
- SURFconext enables guest access for VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University Medical Centre, location VUmc
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.