As of today citizens of Switzerland are able to use their online identity, SuisseID at Prooflink connected websites. Online merchants are able to accept SuisseID credentials to replace their existing registration and login procedures. Visitors can directly start shopping and therefore increase conversion and trust for the connected merchant.
Kick Willemse – CoFounder Prooflink – “With this partnership we expand the number of digital identities online merchants can directly accept on their website. This partnership also contributes to our vision to focus on locally accepted identification methods and an increased level of trust. We will connect to additional trusted identities in the near future and offer a single and seamless integration platform for our merchants.”
SuisseID is the digital identity for citizens in Switzerland and available since May 2010.
The Prooflink platform already connects with millions of known users, simply accepting preferred identification³ methods like Google, Facebook, Twitter or national, banking and mobile identities. With this partnership an additional group of almost 400.000 Swiss citizens is added to their account chooser platform.
With the cooperation of Clavid and Prooflink a single solution for merchants is created. They are now able to not only accept social logins like Google, FaceBook, Twitter, but also more identity proofed credentials.
Clavid co-founder and CTO Robert Ott comments: “ With this partnership, we leverage our Clavid strong authentication identity provider to many more online services and countries by using the Prooflink platform as a identity broker service. Clavid validates the SuisseID’s with the four SuisseID issuers/registries in Switzerland and assures the secure attribute transfer to Prooflink. “
The benefit for the merchant is to have a single interface to accept SuisseID’s no matter which SuisseID issuer the user has chosen.
The SuisseID is the Swiss standard specification of eID’s in Switzerland. There are currently four approved issuers of SuisseID’s in Switzerland each providing a separate attribute exchange interface to applications. Even though having four different issuers of SuisseID’s has advantages in terms of market redundancy and competition, it makes application integration quite complex. As Clavid supports all SuisseID issuers and combines it to a single interface. Prooflink has chosen to interface only with Clavid to support SuisseID in order to have ONE single, standardized link to SuisseID.
The Prooflink platform is already used at a large number of websites including online retail, media and community portals. Connect your website today at www.prooflink.com/start
Clavid is a Swiss based Identity Service Provider. Clavid supports all state-of-the-art strong authentication mechanisms such as biometrics, one-time-passwords, multi-channel-authentication as well as hard- and soft-token based identity validation solutions. In addition, Clavid also provides cross protocol SingleSignOn for protocols such as SAML, OpenID and OAUTH. The Clavid strong authentication services are currently used across the globe from more than 50 countries.
For more information
Robert Ott, Co-Founder, President of the Board of Directors.
Phone: +41 79 447 92 38