The authorities now have their own E-service authentication

E-identity for the public sector, EFOS, is the authorities' new joint solution for secure login and digital signing.

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The authorities now have their own E-service authentication

E-identity for the public sector, EFOS, is the authorities' new joint solution for secure login and digital signing.

The Social Insurance Agency has been given the task of running the service, though EFOS has been developed in collaboration with a number of authorities, SecMaker and Gemalto. The service was launched in June.

Our product family, Net iD, is used for issuing certificates and enables use on all common platforms – Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android and iOS. This ensures broad support for secure login to all the various types of target systems – mobile, cloud-based, web-based or locally installed.

With EFOS, the user receives a physical smart card, which is a log-in card that proves the user's digital identity. The solution also allows use of a mobile phone for authentication in the same way that many of us are used to when using Mobile BankID.

In addition to secure access to the information the user needs in its own organisation, EFOS allows digital cooperation between authorities with the utmost reliability. The idea is for all public sector activities to use EFOS in the long term.

EFOS makes it easier to apply high-level security because each authority avoids the need to develop its own solution. The service is also one of several possible ways of responding to all new legislation within cyber-security such as GDPR, NIS, the Security Protection Act and the EU Cybersecurity Act.

Besides the Social Insurance Agency, the Swedish Tax Agency, the Pensions Agency, Swedish Customs, the Swedish National Debt Office, the Swedish Enforcement Service, the National Government Service Centre, the Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority and the Children's Ombudsman are all affiliated to the service.

Would you like more information?
You are welcome to contact
Patrik Larsson, +46 70 000 9312.

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