Displaying and Editing Remembered Institutions

Standard and Advanced Implementations:

  • Always display the “Add or change institution” link with the pencil icon when the button name shows an institution

  • Clicking on this link should take users to the Seamless Access central IdP discovery service “Choose your Institution page” where they may select, add or edit their remembered institutions.

Displaying Remembered Institutions


  • Display institution names with institution icons if available.

  • When IdP institution is known for a user coming to the IdP discovery service, display that institution name (with relevant metadata as shown) and ask the user to confirm using that institution or choose another institution.



Editing or Removing Remembered Institutions

With the Dynamic access button, users also have the option to remove a remembered institution or to use more than one institution. This is useful for users with multiple or changing affiliations.



Accessibility Considerations

  • Assistive technology needs to be aware of the message. Users need to be able to learn that no matches are found using screen reader.

  • Provide labeling that is available to assistive technology. Users need to be aware of control labels, headings, tip, and other content using screen readers. We recommend complying with the most current version of WCAG Accessibility guidelines at the AA level, WCAG 2.1 or its subsequent versions.

  • Support accessiblilty by providing full keyboard support to navigate to the search result and select it. (e.g. use Up and Down arrows to move through results)

  • Provide a visible “on-focus” style for elements so that users know when elements are in focus.

  • Provide information about the number of search results for assistive technology. Users need to be able to learn about dynamically changing results using screen reader. (e.g. “Five institutions found matching New York”)