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Dept of digital transformation elucidate on SPID use for R&E community

Pubblicato il 28 January 2021

The IDEM Service and the Technical and Scientific Committee of the IDEM Federation, in anticipation of the deadline introduced by the decree on simplifications, asked the Department for digital transformation of the Ministry for technological innovation and digitization to clarify some issues regarding the mandatory nature of the Public Digital Identity System (SPID) for the organisations belonging research and education community.

Here follows a summary of the responses received by the Department, which have an impact on the R&E community:

  • There is no obligation to use SPID or CIE for employees.
  • There is no obligation to use SPID and CIE in all cases where it is not technically feasible: hence, credentials managed internally by the organizations should be maintained.
  • n general, online services open to citizens (such as public calls and tenders and student registrations) must be accessible via SPID and CIE.
  • Students are required to access via SPID and CIE to all online services relating to administrative matters. Even in cases where the obligation exists, however, alternative credentials must be provided for those who cannot obtain SPID credentials, for example underage or foreign students.
  • It will therefore be appropriate for all universities and research institutions to specifically define the use cases relating to administrative activities.

In occasion of the next assembly of the IDEM Federation, the CTS will present the proposal to activate a Working Group to define technical indications and shared best practices on the integration of SPID and CIE to access the services provided by Universities and Public Research Bodies , depending on the different use cases.

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