# Finnish eIDs (FTN)
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# About Finnish eIDs (FTN)
Signicat supports the Finnish BankIDs and Mobiilivarmenne within the framework of the Finnish Trust Network (FTN). FTN is established by the Finnish government and is supervised by Traficom. The aim of FTN is to provide strong authentication services for citizens to access public and private services in Finland.
FTN includes the following eIDs:
- OP Bank Group
- Danske Bank
- Säästöpankki (Savings Bank)
- POP Bank
- Bank of Åland
All these are banks, except Mobiilivarmenne. Mobiilivarmenne is a PKI-based authentication method run by the Finnish mobile operators, DNA, Elisa and Telia. Mobiilivarmenne is based on certificates that are located on the users’ SIM cards.
Through one agreement with Signicat, you will get access to all these eIDs in a single point of integration. You do not need any agreements nor specific technical integration towards the banks.
# How is it used?
Our FTN integration service may be used for authentication, onboarding new customers and for issuing a new eID at the same or a lower assurance level. Special pricing applies for the latter. Contact us at email@example.com if you have such needs for your service.
The default setup is that all banks and Mobiilivarmenne are shown to the end-user as login options.
When the end-user has selected the ID method to use from the menu displayed by Signicat, the user is redirected to the selected bank’s (or Mobiilivarmenne) user interface.
# Identification principles for FTN
Signicat is a licensed broker in the Finnish Trust Network (FTN) and follows their identification principles (opens new window) for “strong electronic identification”. The identification principles are available for the end-users from Signicat's FTN login portal as part of the consent message. By selecting one of the login options, the end-user accepts that Signicat as a broker forwards their personal data from the bank or mobile certificate provider to the service provider. Here is an example of such a consent message, including a link to the Identification principles (Tunnistusperiaatteet) page:
Security and privacy policies for end-users
The aim of the Identification principles (opens new window) page is to inform the end-users that Signicat handles their personal data securely and in compliance with FTN's identification principles.
# Level of Assurance
All ID methods supported by Signicat for Finnish BankIDs and Mobiilivarmenne are “strong electronic identification” according to Finnish regulations, meaning they are Finnish eID level 2, which corresponds to eIDAS' (opens new window) "substantial" Level of Assurance.
If you need more information about the level of assurance, please contact TRAFICOM.
# Get started with the integration
Integration with FTN is done similarly to other Signicat's eID methods. This section describes how to get started with setting up FTN. Banks offer their eID services through OIDC or SAML 2.0 interfaces. You only need one integration towards Signicat.
If you need more general information on how to integrate with Signicat using the OpenID Connect (OIDC) or SAML 2.0 protocols, see the Authentication quick start guide.
# Initial preparations
- Register in the Signicat Dashboard (opens new window).
- In the Signicat Dashboard, set up an organisation, an account and a domain.
We recommend you to create a Sandbox account to test our services before implementing them in production.
Before you can add FTN in the Dashboard, you need to configure access with an onboarding manager. To get help with this, please contact us (opens new window).
# Contact information to the eID providers
Here are the contact details to the BankIDs included in the integration:
Here are the contact details per mobile operator:
# Signicat Support
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