June 7th, 2023

List of Accred 4 (4.9.1) fixes:

  • CSV import stopped at the first error encountered, instead of continuing and reporting errors at the end.
  • It was possible to select a fund when the right/role did not accept authorization at this level
  • a search on a function never ended if the function was not inventoried
  • Addition of integrity tests on properties

List of improvements:

  • An accreditation can be extended 3 months before its end date

May 15, 2023

List of corrections to Accred 4 (4.8) :

  • Reactivation of red counters on front page
  • Improved readability of the restricted or unrestricted status of a function
  • Hide “finalization” block if no function is entered
  • During data loading time, the space occupied by data is a gray block rather than a half-white page
  • Systematic display of “i” on accreditations
  • Correction of a problem that sometimes made it impossible to extend an accreditation

List of improvements:

  • Addition of a link from a unit’s details to its financial center and vice versa
  • In the authorization creation wizard, when selecting a resource, instead of automatically choosing the unit or CF of the work accreditation, all available resources are now offered for selection.
  • Addition of a shortcut on the front page to access a page of current workflows
  • Addition of an alert message when no function is entered on the accreditation
  • Addition of a CSV import function on the front page, requiring the person performing the manipulation to have all the necessary rights to create the resulting authorizations
  • Addition of a menu in the search filter proposing the rights and roles corresponding to the search criterion, enabling the user to refine his search using an existing right or role (typing 5000 displays in the menu all the rights in the signature register with at least this level of signature).

April 25, 2023

List of fixes of Accred 4 version Accred 4 (4.7.0) :

  • When creating an authorization subject to revalidation, the proposed date was 1 year and 1 day
  • The workflow configuration catalog has been hidden except for Accred administrators
  • Accreditors can again modify classes for automatic accreditations from Human Resources or Academic Services

List of improvements:

  • A new quick action has been added on the line of an authorization that allows you to create a new authorization based on the data of the existing authorization:
    • In the context of a person, this quick action allows the same authorization to be added on another resource
    • In the context of a resource, this quick action adds the same authorization for another person
  • When creating a new SCPIER identity, it is now possible to also enter common first and last names

March 27, 2023

List of fixes of Accred 4 version(4.6.0) :

  • Visibility problem in the order of accreditations
  • Sometimes a fund was identified as a unit
  • In some cases, the accreditor could not change the function
  • The date format using “.” instead of “/” was not recognized

February 27, 2023

List of fixes of Accred 4 version (4.4.0):

  • During a manual accreditation, it is no longer possible to choose any status
  • The dates of birth are no longer accessible in reading mode
  • The modification of the order of the accreditations is also possible with accreditations of the doctoral school
  • The comment of an accreditation is kept when re-editing
  • A batch of deletion of accreditations is now limited to one person or one unit
  • The classes “Corps professoral” and “Professeurs titulaires, boursiers, MER.” are again reserved
  • The encoding of exports has been corrected
  • The column u4 has been added in the export of authorizations
  • The records of non-accredited people are accessible to people who can see the accreditations
  • 5-6 bugs in search or display of data

List of improvements:

  • Adding a new authorization is now also possible from the right and role catalogs
  • The label of the units has been added in the export of the accreditations

January 26, 2023

  • The new accred 4 version is deployed (4.3.1)
  • Complete redesign of the user interface to improve usability and look & feel
  • Application of the principle of least privilege in the access to personal data

October 2021

  • The loss of personal status now automatically leads to the loss of all rights expect those linked by default to host status

August 2018

  • Necessary revalidation of rights during an interruption of accreditation

January 2017

  • Inclusion of the possibility to manage a role by another role with the help of a specific right. Before, there existed a single role given to super accreditors to manage every role.

February 2016

  • The Accred3 version is deployed
  • The version provides English support, smoother screen management, a standardized system of pop-ups/ page, 
  • This version makes it easy to integrate other apps in the Accred framework
  • It offers a sophisticated mechanism for managing different types of units
  • Accred 2 establishes the foundations for the establishment of the Signatures Registry, with the differentiation of organizational and financial rights
  • The Unit Manager role is created. This role represents the RH function of the same name and enables a unit manager to manage their entity. 


  • The app is at cruising speed
  • The trainings continue
  • The entire School becomes aware of the importance of such database


  • In the first quarter of the year, the app is tested among the first users (FSB and STI)
  • Then, the app evolves according to the needs of the different actors and users
  • About 200 accreditors are created
  • The official trainings start and follows on another


  • In the first quarter, under EPFL 2002, the VPPL approves the implementation of the accreditations project
  • In October, first loading of data on the app
  • At the end of the year, the announcement is made to faculties and central services

September 2000

Start of the IT2001 project, whose main objectives are:

  • Determine the overall IT strategy of EPFL for the coming years, by analyzing processes and services, as well as the new task division between cental, decentralized organizations, and users
  • Document the missions and services of different actors
  • Ensure transparency of the costs for the services provided
  • Optimize the management and operation of the entire EPFL IT park and free up resources to meet EPFL’s new IT strategic orientations
  • Improve information flow structures within EPFL

Creation of the directory working group for:

  • Study the development of a central directory or meta-directory at the School level, useful for authentication and rights management needs for the entire EPFL
  • Update the information of this directory consistently and regularly
  • Serve as a focal point for the entire School