What is an EU-approved login key?
EU-approved login keys can be used to log in to the websites of public sector organisations to manage your affairs in other European countries.
Many European countries use login keys for managing affairs online. The Netherlands uses DigiD for example. When a country’s login key is approved by other EU countries, it can be used in those countries too.
Dutch public sector organisations
It is already possible to log in to the websites of many Dutch public sector organisations using a login key from another European country. In most cases, a citizen service number (BSN) is required.
Peer review of login keys
EU member states test the security of a login key and whether it protects users’ privacy.
Some login keys have not yet passed this phase. That is why it is not yet possible to use all login keys from other European countries to log in to the websites of Dutch public sector organisations.
DigiD not yet approved
DigiD is not yet approved by other EU member states. It is therefore not possible to use a DigiD to log in to websites of public sector organisations in other European countries. This may be possible from August 2021.
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