AAI usage guide

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Overview

This wiki page contains information about registering an account with the EGI AAI in order to access a variety of EGI tools and services using the same account.

This process is not about creating yet another (username/password) credential but to link user's existing credential (for example using an eduGAIN IdP) with EGI.

Signing Up for an EGI Account

To access EGI resources, you need to sign up for an account. As part of this process you will be assigned a personal EGI ID, which will then be used across all EGI tools and services. To register your account, follow the instructions below:

1. Enter the following URL in a browser: https://aai.egi.eu/signup
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2. Select your Identity Provider from the discovery page:
  • browse through the list of Identity Providers to find your Home Organisation;
    or, alternatively,
  • type the name of your Home Organisation in the search box. Note that the names are localised based on the selected language.
AAI IdP discovery.png
3. Enter your login credentials to authenticate yourself with your Home Organisation
4. After successful authentication, you may be prompted by your Home Organisation to consent to the release of personal information to the EGI AAI Service Provider Proxy.
5. After successful authentication, you will be redirected to the EGI account registration form. On the introductory page, click SIGN UP to start the registration process.
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6. Depending on the attributes released by your Identity Provider, you will need to go through one of the following account registration processes:
  1. Sign Up: Allows you to sign up for an EGI Check-in identity without email verification if your Home Organisation releases a verified email address
  2. Sign Up with email verification: If a verified email address cannot be released by your Home Organisation, you will need to verify your email address to complete the signup process.
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7. On the registration form, click Review Terms and Conditions (Acceptable Use Policy and Conditions of Use - EGI AUP).
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8. If you agree to the EGI AAI Terms of Use, select the I Agree option. Important: You will not be able to agree to the terms until you review them.
AAI ToU agreement.png
9. Finally, click Submit to submit your request. Important: You will not be able to submit your request until you agree to the terms.
10. After submitting your request, EGI AAI may send you an email with a verification link in it depending on the attributes released by your home organisation (see Step 6). After you click that link, you'll be taken to the request confirmation page. Important: If you do not find the email in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder for an email from "EGI AAI Notifications". If you do find the email in these folders, mark the email as "safe" or "not spam" to ensure that you receive any future notifications about your EGI ID.
11. After reviewing your request, click Confirm and re-authenticate yourself using the Identity Provider you selected in Step 2.

Note: After your registration has been completed, you can manage your profile through the EGI Check-in Registry portal at https://aai.egi.eu/registry.

Linking Additional Organisational/Social 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
AAI registry url.png
2. Click Login and authenticate using any of the login credentials already linked to your EGI account
AAI registry login.png
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
AAI my account.png
4. Under the Organisational Identities section of your profile page, click Link New Identity.
AAI link new identity.png
5. On the introductory page for Identity Linking, click Begin
AAI link new identity intro.png
6. On the Link New Identity form, click Review Terms and Conditions (Grid Acceptable Use Policy - Grid AUP).
AAI link new identity form.png
EGI-AUP.png
7. If you agree to the EGI AAI Terms of Use, select the I Agree option. Important: You will not be able to agree to the terms until you review them.
AAI ToU agreement.png
8. Finally, click Submit to submit your request. Important: You will not be able to submit your request until you agree to the terms.
9. After submitting your request, EGI AAI will send you an email with a link in it. After you click that link, you'll be taken to the Link New Identity confirmation page.
AAI link new identity submitted.png
10. On the Link New Identity confirmation page, click Confirm
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11. After confirmation, you will need to sign in using the login credentials from the Institutional/Social Identity Provider you want to link to your account.
AAI IdP discovery.png
12. After successful authentication, 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 11.
AAI link new identity confirmed.png

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
AAI registry url.png
2. Click Login and authenticate using the login credentials of EGI account you prefer to add to your subject DN
AAI registry login.png
3. Navigate to My EGI User Community Account page in one of the following ways:
  • hover over your display name next to the person 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
AAI my account.png
4. Under the Organisational Identities section of your profile page, click Link New Identity.
AAI link new identity.png
5. On the introductory page for Identity Linking, click Begin
AAI link new identity intro.png
6. On the Link New Identity form, click Review Terms and Conditions (Grid Acceptable Use Policy - Grid AUP).
AAI link new identity form.png
EGI-AUP.png
7. If you agree to the EGI AAI Terms of Use, select the I Agree option. Important: You will not be able to agree to the terms until you review them.
AAI ToU agreement.png
8. Finally, click Submit to submit your request. Important: You will not be able to submit your request until you agree to the terms.
9. After submitting your request, you will be logged out automatically from your current account and EGI AAI will send you an email with a link in it.

After you click that link, you'll be taken to the Link New Identity confirmation page.

AAI link new identity submitted.png
10. On the Link New Identity confirmation page, click Confirm
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11. After confirmation, you will need to sign in using the IGTF Certificate Proxy.
AAI IdP discovery IGTF.png
12. Then select the certificate you want to link to your account from the popup window.
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13. After successful authentication, you'll be able to access EGI resources with
your existing personal EGI ID using IGTF Certificate Proxy and your certificate.
AAI link new identity confirmed.png
14. To verify that the sunject DN is added to your EGI account login using
IGTF Certificate Proxy in the following link https://aai.egi.eu/registry/auth/login
Login using IGTF.png
15. Navigate to My EGI User Community Account page by hovering over your
display name next to the person icon on the top right corner of the page.

Then scroll down to Organisational Identities and clink on view button in the row
where the source is https://edugain-proxy.igtf.net/simplesaml/saml2/idp/metadata.php.

List organisational Identities.png
16. Then scroll down to Certificates and you should see the subject DN of your certificate.
Certificates preview.png

Viewing user profile information

The profile includes all the information related to the user. This information can be categorised as follows:

  1. Basic profile
  2. VO/Group membership
  3. VO Affiliations and Roles
  4. Linked identities



1. Basic profile:
  • Name
  • Identifiers
  • Email Addresses
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2. VO/Group Membership Roles
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3. Linked Identities
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