Linking identities

Linking additional organisational/social identities to your EGI Account

Linking new identities to your EGI Account

Identity linking allows you to access EGI resources with your existing personal EGI ID, using any of the login credentials you have linked to your account. You can use any of your organisational or social login credentials for this purpose. To link a new organisational or social identity to your EGI account:

  1. Enter the following URL in a browser: https://aai.egi.eu/registry

  2. Click Login and authenticate using any of the login credentials already linked to your EGI account

  3. Navigate to My EGI User Community Account page in one of the following ways:

    • hover over your display name next to the gear icon on the top right corner of the page; or, alternatively,
    • select EGI User Community from the list of available Collaborations and then click My EGI User Community Account from the People menu

    Check-in my account

  4. Under the Organisational Identities section of your profile page, expand Actions menu and click Link New Identity.

    Link new identity

  5. On the introductory page for Identity Linking, click Begin

    Link new identity intro

  6. You will need to sign in using the login credentials from the institutional/social identity provider you want to link to your account.

  7. After successful authentication, the new Identity Provider will be available under the Organizational Identities tab and you’ll be able to access EGI resources with your existing personal EGI ID using the login credentials of the identity provider you selected in Step 6.

    Link new identity end

Linking your certificate to your EGI Account

Certificate linking allows you to add the subject DN of your certificate to your existing personal EGI ID. For this you need to import your certificate to your browser.

To link a subject DN to your EGI account:

  1. Enter the following URL in a browser: https://aai.egi.eu/registry

  2. Click Login and authenticate using any of the login credentials already linked to your EGI account

  3. Navigate to My EGI User Community Account page in one of the following ways:

    • hover over your display name next to the gear icon on the top right corner of the page; or, alternatively,
    • select EGI User Community from the list of available Collaborations and then click My EGI User Community Account from the People menu

    Check-in my account

  4. Under the Organisational Identities section of your profile page, expand Actions menu and click Link New Identity.

    Link new identity

  5. On the introductory page for Identity Linking, click Begin

    Link new identity intro

  6. Continuously, you will need to sign in using the IGTF Certificate Proxy.

    Check-in IdP discovery IGTF

  7. Then select the certificate you want to link to your account from the popup window.

    Select certificate

  8. After successful authentication you will be redirected back to your EGI Account. Also, you’ll be able to access EGI resources with your existing personal EGI ID using IGTF Certificate Proxy and your certificate.

  9. To verify that the subject DN is added to your EGI account scroll down to Organisational Identities and click on view button in the row where the source is https://edugain-proxy.igtf.net/simplesaml/saml2/idp/metadata.php.

    List organisational identities

  10. Then scroll down to Certificates and you should see the subject DN of your certificate.

    Certificates preview

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