Electronic identities have become an indispensable part of everyday work and make many things easier. They are the digital representation of a "real" physical identity that users can use, for example, to access specialized applications, procedures or portals. In addition, users can conveniently sign orders, invoices and administrative notices digitally. But how can it be ensured that a user is actually who he or she claims to be?
And how can the electronic identities of employees, customers and users of company and public authority portals be managed securely and efficiently? And how can legal regulations such as the eIDAS Regulation and the EU Data Protection Regulation be implemented in a compliant manner?
With many years of expertise we support you in the following topics:
- Management of digital identities and access rights (IAM)
- Single sign-on solutions (SSO)
- eIDAS-compliant implementation of electronic transactions
- Convenient digital signature solutions / Digital signatures up to qualified signatures as an administration-wide service
- Secure user authentication at web portals
- Management and generation of digital certificates using public key infrastructures
EU-wide secure authentication with eIDAS-compliant solutions
Last but not least, legal regulations play a major role in dealing with electronic identities and signatures. The eIDAS Regulation, which came into force on September 17, 2014, created uniform EU-wide regulations for an "appropriate level of security for electronic identification means and trust services". The regulation replaces the Signature Act in Germany, which was in force until 2016. The abbreviation eIDAS stands for electronic IDentification, Authentication and trust Services. Among other things, it creates a legal framework for electronic signatures and time stamps as well as for certification services for website authentication. In particular, it regulates the extent to which trust can be placed in a digital identity. With eIDAS-compliant solutions, you not only benefit from the advantages of digital processes, which make many things easier and faster, but are also on the safe side throughout the EU, both technically and legally. In the public sector environment, secure authentication and signature solutions also lay the foundation for implementing the digitization of administration, as envisaged by the Online Access Act (OZG) and the E-Government Act (EGovG).
Identity and Access Management simplifies the control of identities and access rights
Identity and access management (IAM) provides you with an overview of the various access authorizations that employees, customers and suppliers have, for example. In particular, this also helps you to manage them efficiently and securely and to demonstrably comply with legal regulations such as the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This also ensures compliance. Abusive data access is prevented, for example, by individually tailored employee profiles and the immediate allocation or withdrawal of authorizations.
User account control is simplified overall and access rights can be adjusted quickly and flexibly. From the time an employee joins the company to the time he or she leaves, the entire authorization history is documented and his or her digital identity and access to applications remain transparent (lifecycle management). Automation reduces the administrative effort and relieves the IT department. For example, processes that can take weeks until new employees have all the necessary access are avoided - with a well-functioning IAM, new employees are immediately ready to work. Furthermore, authorization management also helps to implement the Online Access Act (OZG) in the public sector.
We consult you in setting up an IAM and accompany you in the analysis, conception, product selection, configuration and integration of an optimal solution for you. Depending on the requirements, we rely on established products from various providers or open source solutions. Not to be forgotten are the opportunities offered by Self-Sovereign Identities (SSI)-that is, the decentralized, user-oriented management of identities-as well as the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in IAM solutions, which are becoming increasingly important.
1. gain overview
2. flexible reaction to changes
3. reduced administration overhead
4. accelerated processes
5. prevented data misuse
6. helping to meet legal and compliance requirements
7. EU-wide technical and legal security
A single sign-on for easy and secure login to numerous applications
Single sign-on (SSO) solutions offer added security and convenience for users. Once securely logged in at the workplace, users are automatically authenticated for their various applications. This means that employees no longer have to remember a large number of login details. This minimizes the risk of choosing passwords that are too simple or even lying around openly at the workplace. Instead, a more complex master password increases security - ideally in combination with a security token or a smart card that must also be inserted (two-factor authentication).
When setting up and integrating a single sign-on, we support you with our many years of practical experience and find the right solution for you.
A public key infrastructure (PKI) generates digital identity credentials using certificates
Digital key management, also known as public key infrastructure or PKI for short, enables the generation and management of certificates that are used to authenticate users or technical components (e.g., machines). They are also used to sign or encrypt data and messages. Behind ID and access management there is always a PKI that issues certificates as proof of identity. Our experts offer extensive know-how from numerous PKI projects of various sizes in governmental applications as well as in industry. We implement integrated public key infrastructures for you that are tailored precisely to customer-specific requirements.