Identification & Security

Certainty about the identity of an end user is an essential element of e-government, both where end users are acting in their own name and where they are acting on behalf of someone else. Anyone who wants to use an online government application must identify himself online.

The DG Digital Transformation offers you a reliable solution for establishing this identity so that you can securely provide access to the online government applications.

  • Via the Federal Authentication Service (FAS) individuals are authenticated so that they can access secure online government applications. In combination with the Attribute Publication Service, DG Digital Transformation can pass on supplementary information to the government application. This enables the government application to define permissions and accesses for the user.

  • With the User Management service, users can see what contact data are known to the federal government or register for the first time. Thereafter the user can manage these data himself. Here he can also see what means of authentication he possesses and what roles have been attributed to him.

  • The Role Management service gives access managers the possibility to manage roles. A role gives access to an online government application. The roles are managed via the Role Administration application. In this application, the access manager can attribute roles to users who can then use the online government application.

  • For certain government applications, a username and password do not provide sufficient access security. The federal ´token´ offers additional access security. The DG Digital Transformation is responsible for issuing these tokens.