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SURFconext in practice: inspiring examples
Many institutions are already carrying out successful projects with SURFconext. Examples include single sign-on (one-time) login to cloud services, developing educational portals, and international collaboration.
Various practical examples
SURFconext can be used for many different purposes. Be inspired by the various examples of institutions that use SURFconext listed below.
VU and VUmc: guest use is possible by combining elements
The VU and Amsterdam UMC, Location VUmc, have cleverly combined various elements of SURFconext to make use by guests safe and secure. For example, internship supervisors without a SURFconext account will still have access to the university library's online resources. You can read how they did this in the best-practice case 'SURFconext enables guest use for VU and VUmc' (in Dutch).
Aventus: Saving costs with SURFconext Authorisation Rules
With SURFconext Authorisation Rules, institutions can decide for themselves who can and cannot access a service. Hendri Boer, infrastructure manager, explains how Aventus uses this service in this best-practice case (in Dutch).
Deltion College: the first secondary vocational education institution (MBO) to have access to Natschool via SURFconext
MBO institutions want to have a link to SURFconext in order to make logging in to the Natschool electronic learning environment easier. The secondary vocational education organisation saMBO-ICT bundled the demand and worked together with SURF in order to realise this. Deltion College was the first secondary vocational education institution to obtain access to Natschool via SURFconext.
Avans University: cross-border education with guest access via Onegini
Thanks to the connection between SURFconext and Onegini, guest access can be created at Avans Hogeschool with a social-media account such as Google, Facebook or LinkedIn.
RechtenOnline opens up applications via SURFconext
Stichting RechtenOnline (the Rights Online Foundation) offers a wide range of educational applications for law faculties and legal colleges. Originally, each application had a separate login method, which was very impractical for users and educational institutions. SURFconext offered a solution.
Zuyd University: user-friendly intranet with Open Education API and single sign-on
When it developed a new intranet, Zuyd Hogeschool opted for a fundamentally different approach (in Dutch). With the Open Education API as the starting point for the underlying source systems and a simplified login with single sign-on from SURFconext, the Intranet is now user-friendly and future-proof.
Utrecht University: opening up research services faster
Many researchers experienced this problem: it took a long time for institutions to open up research services to them via SURFconext. Utrecht University solved this issue by distributing the control responsibilities for such services and performing a simplified process (in Dutch) using only a few basic checks.
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