Powering 70% of all eHerkenning transactions in the Netherlands

eHerkenning at a glance

eHerkenning is the standardised login system providing a single digital key for doing business. More than 1,000 governmental and business services provide eHerkenning access, with over 300,000 active business accounts. Thales is the main broker for eHerkenning services in the Netherlands. Our eHerkenning services are trusted by Dutch ministries, large municipalities, the Tax Authorities, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Insurance companies and more.

Government certified, since 2010

At the heart of eHerkenning lies the partnership between the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and several accredited suppliers that form part of a network. They work according to a mutual agreements system on electronic access services. 

As one of the founding partners of eHerkenning, OneWelcome – now part of Thales – has been certified by the Dutch Government since 2010. Our services are regularly audited and recertified. As a core supplier, Thales is at the forefront of innovations in eID and eIDAS.

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Integrating eIDAS for EU citizens

eIDAS is the EU standard for electronic identification, which is implemented via domestic eID schemes across Europe. In The Netherlands, eHerkenning is the domestic scheme for eIDAS transactions.

Our eHerkenning services allow organisations to provide a generic login for their online services, not only for Dutch organisations with eHerkenning accounts, but even for EU-citizens who comply with the eIDAS standard.

Self service and department reporting

Large organizations providing eHerkenning login to their portal usually include and serve many departmental services in the backend, facing daily changes and strict OTAP processes. 

Thales delivers more than just eHerkenning login. We cater to the needs of these large organizations. Reports on usage and SLA per service for internal reporting and invoicing are just some examples. Our eHerkenning offering also includes self-service capabilities for configuring connections and certificate management.

Featured capabilities

Single sign-on for eHerkenning

Easy configuration of Single Sign-On for eHerkenning, after which users enter the official onboarding procedure.

Setting up eHerkenning with adaptors

Lightweight adaptors for setting up eHerkenning services, available for ASP.NET-platform and Java environments.

eIDAS integration

Connecting public & private service providers to eIDAS to identify European residents with a defined level of assurance.

Include login with DigiD and iDIN

One-stop-shop for the main identities in The Netherlands, including eIDs for citizens DigiD (public) and iDIN (private).

Mandates and delegation

Mandating users in Business and Government settings for certain activities and certain parts of their organizations or on behalf of private persons.

SLA and usage reporting per connection

Monthly insight in the usage and SLA per connected service to predict costs for organisations with multiple eHerkenning services.

Self-service for connections and certificates

Extend eHerkenning with a portal to monitor and manage the service yourself, including setting up a connection and monitor and replace certificates.

Validated attributes

Validated attributes which are officially registered at the authentication service and/or mandate register tom improve personal service and ease of use.