Suomi.fi e-Identification uses OP Identity Service Broker

13.1.2021 12.00 | Published in English on 13.1.2021 at 12.14
Press release

Suomi.fi e-Identification has implemented OP Identity Service Broker. Previously, Suomi.fi e-Identification had agreements on authentication with different banks. In future, all identification will pass through the OP identification broker service, regardless of which bank or telecommunications operator the user is a customer of.

Suomi.fi e-Identification is safe to use and the change does not affect the identification event itself.

Possible user interface changes are normal and are due to the new broker service. In connection with identification, the service provider may appear to be OP, even if the banking IDs of another bank are used. Telia's appearance is used in mobile certificate identification.

The OP identification broker service has been introduced in stages as from 7 December 2020. Nordea's identification tokens will change over to using the OP service on 13 January 2021, after which all identification for services using Suomi.fi e-Identification will pass through the OP service.

Read also: The Digital and Population Data Services Agency selected OP Corporate Bank to provide strong identification services (press release on 19 November 2020)

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A screenshot of logging in to Suomi.fi e-Identification with Nordea's token
Customers of some banks will see OP Identity Service Broker as the service provider in connection with Suomi.fi e-Identification. The figure shows logging in using Nordea’s token.