The Finnish Trust Network (FTN) is made up of a number of trust services that adhere to the Act on Strong Electronic Identification and Electronic Signatures.
As one of these trust services, Signicat acts as an identity broker for Finnish businesses, providing access to the Finnish Trust Network through its approved, strong authentication solution. The benefit of this solution is that the customer can make use of Signicat’s digital identity hub to give the end-user their choice of provider through a single point of integration and a single agreement.
The Finnish Trust Network is managed by the The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom). It emerged as a consequence of new Finnish legislation that came into force on 01.05.2017. The greatest impact of this legislation is on TUPAS, which previously required service providers to sign agreements with each of the banks taking part in the cooperation. FTN allows Signicat to take over that role for both authentication and signing. This also has a positive impact on pricing – contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The same applies to Mobiilivarmenne and FINeID – you need only sign a contract with Signicat, and Signicat handles the contractual details with the eID vendors. If you already have agreements with the TUPAS banks, your service can be reconfigured to Signicat’s FTN agreement.