Through a single point of integration our customers can choose from a wide range of authentication methods, including national or public eIDs, second factors by Signicat ( One Time Password like SMS OTP and mail OTP, hardware token, software key generators (smartphone applications like MobileID)) and social media. Authentication, through Signicat Connect, provides the flexibility which is needed to tailor-fit the authentication process to different requirements and use cases. Authentication protocols provided through Signicat are OpenID Connect, SAML 1.1 and SAML 2.0. For example responses of the three protocols, see OIDC Response Examples, SAML 1.1 Response Examples and SAML 2.0 Response Examples. How to get started with authentication and the supported protocols can be found here.
Authentication requires that the end-user is known and the end-users information will be stored in a repository.
The authentication methods can be used for strong authentication for both single-factor authentication as well as multi-factor authentication. MobileID (App and SDK) is an example of a one-step authentication. To login through MobileID the end-user authenticates on an app with a PIN and a fingerprint. There is no need to provide neither username or password, which makes the user experience superior. An example of a multi-factor authentication with two steps is a web login where the end-user starts out with a normal login, providing user ID and password followed by additional information that could be a SMS OTP, mail OTP or fingerprint authentication through MobileID.