The Authega authentication service has successfully passed the ISO 27001 certification process. At the state reception for the opening of the IT security fair it-sa 2017 in Nuremberg on Monday, October 9, BSI (the German Federal Office for Information Security) President Arne Schönbohm presented the certificate to Bavarian State Secretary for Finance and Home Affairs Albert Füracker. The certification is a central prerequisite for the use of Authega as a secure IT solution for e-government services.
Albert Füracker said it was an important step on the way to the digital administration of the future. Authega will be linked to the BayernID in Bavaria and thus be available free of charge to all governmental and municipal e-government services.
Authega, short for Authentication for eGovernment Applications, is an authentication service developed jointly by the federal state of Bavaria, mgm, and secunet AG. Authega is based on security functions originally developed for the electronic tax return ELSTER. Authega has been available as a separate authentication component since 2010 and is now used by a large number of public bodies. – for example, the portal Mitarbeiterservice Bayern, the EU’s subsidy procedures in the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology and the Bavarian State Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs, Family and Integration. Outside of Bavaria, Authega is already being used by IPEMA®, the employee portal of Rheinland Pfalz.