Finnish Trust Network

Finnish Trust Network

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The Finnish Trust Network (FTN) is a widely used eID method in Finland. FTN is governed by the Act on Strong Electronic Identification and Electronic Signatures and supervised by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom). All actors must pass a third-party audit against the FTN requirements.

FTN currently consists of an aggregation of the eIDs issued by 10 banks plus Mobiilivarmenne. Aggregation is done by brokers, which is a licensed role under supervision and auditing. Signicat is an authorized broker for FTN, integrating all the aforementioned eIDs and making them available to Signicat customers through one single integration and one agreement. The banks’ eIDs and Mobiilivarmenne are all at Finnish eID level 2, which corresponds to eIDAS level substantial. The eIDs themselves provide only identification and authentication, not signing, but Signicat Sign can be used to sign.

The following banks issue FTN-approved eIDs:

  • Handelsbanken
  • Nordea
  • OP Bank Group
  • Danske Bank
  • Aktia
  • Saving Banks
  • POP Bank
  • Bank of Aaland
  • S-bank
  • OmaSP

The TUPAS protocol previously used by the banks is no longer suitable for Strong Electronic Identification according to Finnish regulations. By 1 October 2019, all banks replaced their TUPAS interfaces with interfaces based on the Finnish profiles for OIDC or SAML2.

Signicat’s integration of FINeID is currently not part of our FTN offering and has to be ordered separately.

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