April 28, 2020

White Paper: Using FIDO with eIDAS Services

eIDAS stands for “electronic identification, authentication and trust services” It builds the legal basis for cross-border interoperability of electronic identification, authentication, and electronic signatures amongst EU Member States.

This white paper describes how to use FIDO2 standards with eIDAS compliant schemes and Qualified Trust Service Providers (QTSPs), including architectural concepts for integration of FIDO2 into the eIDAS interoperability framework. The paper includes: 

  • An introduction to eIDAS
  • Detailed information on how FIDO as part of an eID scheme
  • Detailed information on how to use FIDO2 for secured access to QTSPs

This paper is intended for governmental agencies that are interested in using FIDO2 as part of an eIDAS notified eID scheme, and QTSPs who are interested in deploying eIDAS remote signing services that leverage the FIDO2 standard.

For introductory level information on the relationship between FIDO and eIDAS, please read the complementary white paper, “Introduction to FIDO and eIDAS.”

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