OP Identity Service Broker

Safe method for identifying your company´s customers online

Does your company do online business? Have you wondered how safe it is? Do you know your customers?

The OP Identity Service Broker is your company’s method for secure electronic identification of customers. Through the forwarding service, you can identify all users of credentials of all actors (e.g. banks and telecoms operators) in the Trust network that provide strong authentication, irrespective of the bank they use. The service fulfils the legislative requirements for strong electronic authentication.

You can start using the new OP Identity Service Broker in June 2019

OP is the leading player in electronic authentication of private individuals in Finland. We provide your company with

  • a one-stop service for strong electronic authentication of private individuals with a single agreement that includes all providers of strong electronic authentication

  • guided service implementation

  • competitive prices.

The amended law on strong electronic authentication is in force as of 1 May 2017. The transitional period is until September 2019, after which the current Tupas authentication service no longer will meet legal requirements for strong electronic authentication.

The OP Identity Service Broker is provided by OP Financial Group member cooperative banks and OP Corporate Bank. Contact our experts and discuss which solution best suits your company.

The OP Identity Service Broker is replacing the Tupas service. The transitional period of the amended law is until September 2019, after which the current Tupas no longer meets legal requirements of strong electronic authentication.

The new forwarding service makes it simpler to enter into agreements and enables broader utilisation of electronic authentication. Currently, companies using the Tupas service need to make separate agreements with each provider of different authentication credentials. With the OP Identity Service Broker, your company gets all this at one time and from one service provider.

Companies using the Tupas service can continue using it as usual for the time being. OP, with whom you have made the Tupas agreement, will contact you during the transitional period. Current Tupas agreements will expire by the end of the transitional period.

You can start using the new OP Identity Service Broker in June 2019.

We are broadening our partner network in stages to include all providers of strong electronic authentication. The network will be supplemented when we make agreements with actors in the Trust network.

You can also find useful, up-to-date information regarding strong electronic authentication on the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority’s web site. Use the search word Trust service.

Authentication credential 

The OP Identity Service Broker provides the following authentication credentials

Restrictions in use of authentication credentials, detailed information on principles governing authentication

 

OP

Yes

Online service user identifiers or mobile certificates may not be used to authenticate oneself to a service that is provided by a party subject to international sanctions or where a party exercising control is subject to such sanctions. Nor is it allowed to use online service user identifiers or mobile certificates for purposes that are against law or good practice, otherwise against the corporate social responsibility requirements issued by OP or in violation of identification principles regarding authentication credentials.

Nordea

Yes

Danske

Yes

S-Bank

Coming soon

Handelsbanken

Yes

Aktia

Yes

Ålandsbanken

Coming soon

Savings banks

Yes

Oma SP

Coming soon

POP Bank

Coming soon

Telecoms operators
(Telia, DNA and Elisa)

Yes