The strong authentication by means of the German ID card for all TYPO3 applications completes the triple of eID logins for Nextcloud, WordPress and TYPO3 realised by ecsec GmbH on behalf of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). In the last few weeks, three eID Login Services for web applications that are particularly popular have been developed and published under an Open Source license. In connection with the SkIDentity service, the German eID card can now be used free of charge in all these web applications for strong authentication.
Underline: The German ID card can now be used in Nextcloud, WordPress and TYPO3 for strong authentication free of charge!
Strong Authentication with German eID Card reaches public
The German eID Card (“Personalausweis”) with online ID function, which has been notified at the highest possible level of assurance (“high”) in accordance with the eIDAS-Regulation, can be used by all citizens for electronic identification (eID) and for strong pseudonymous authentication on the Internet. Until now, this has been used in a range of special applications mostly in the government sector. With the eID Login Services developed by ecsec GmbH on behalf of the BSI, it is now possible to use the German eID Card with online ID function in the popular web applications Nextcloud, WordPress und TYPO3 for strong authentication.
The early and consequent consideration of relevant security aspects according to the „Security by Design“ principle and the publication of the “eID-Login” extensions as Open Source ensure that a very high level of trustworthiness is achieved
„eID-Login“ App for Nextcloud
Nextcloud offers the industry-leading Open Source Cloud Solution for on-premises data processing and communication. The platform combines universal data access via mobile and desktop web interfaces with innovative, secure communication and collaboration functions such as document processing in real time, chat and video calls – and all of this under the direct control of IT and can be integrated into existing infrastructures. With its easy and fast deployment, modular architecture and focus on security and efficient collaboration, Nextcloud enables modern companies to optimize their existing file storage facilities inside and outside the boundaries of their company. Based on the “eID-Login” App for Nextcloud developed by ecsec GmbH on behalf of the BSI, it is now possible to use the German ID card with online ID function in this popular cloud solution for strong authentication. “It is great to see Nextcloud as the first mainstream platform with support for the German eID Card for strong authentication and identification,” adds Frank Karlitschek, founder and managing director of Nextcloud GmbH. “We look forward to many users of this innovative authentication technology.”
„eID-Login“ Plugin for WordPress
WordPress was originally a software for weblogs and has now developed into a full-fledged Content Management System (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL for creating and maintaining websites. A large percentage of all German websites are implemented on the basis of the freely available and market-leading WordPress Content Management System (CMS). Against this background, ecsec GmbH developed on behalf of the BSI an „eID-Login“ Plugin for WordPress, with which the German eID card with online ID can now be used for strong authentication. “This means that the electronic identity can be activated and used immediately in around 40% of all German websites,” explains Dr. Detlef Hühnlein Managing Director of ecsec GmbH.
„eID-Login“ Extension for TYPO3
TYPO3 is a free and flexible Open Source Content Management System that is very well suited for professional website creation. About half of the German DAX companies and about a quarter of all German cities have set up their websites with TYPO3. In order to use the German ID card for strong authentication of frontend users in TYPO3, ecsec GmbH has developed an “eID-Login” extension for TYPO3 on behalf of the BSI. “It is great that the German eID card with online ID function can now also be used in TYPO3 for strong authentication”, adds Tina Hühnlein Managing Director of ecsec GmbH.
Cooperation between BSI and ecsec GmbH enables free https://eID.Services
So that the German eID Card can be used immediately and free of charge for strong authentication in Nextcloud, WordPress and TYPO3 the SkIDentity service, which has won multiple international awards, is also provided for strong authentication free of charge as part of the joint project. In addition to the free authentication service, the eID experts at ecsec GmbH also offer additional support services for hosting providers and application developers (see https://eID.Services) so that the “eID-Login” functionality can easily be integrated and used in other Open Source applications as well.