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.
European login with DigiD
DigiD is also an approved European login key. With DigiD, you can manage online affairs with government organisations affiliated with European login (eIDAS).
Logging in to government agencies affiliated with European login is only possible using the DigiD app, to which a one-time identity document check (ID check) has been added, or with an identity card issued after 13 March 2021.
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