In 2015 The Faroe Islands Government launched a digitalization initiative with the purpose to establish a digital identity, a digital signature, data exchange, a citizen portal and to modernize basic registries in the Faroe Islands.
In collaboration with the The National Digitalisation Programme of the Faroe Islands (Talgildu Føroyar), Klintra and Faroese Telecom, as a consortium, developed The Digital Identity (Samleikin) solution. The Digital Identity is the solution to a secure identity for authentication and signature in the Faroese Society – for all citizens and industries, to be used by all providers of digital services both public and private.
The Digital Identity will give access to personal data – e.g. Tax and health information and can be used for digital signage. Examples: Banking, medical appointments, applications for rodent extermination, buying a house or applying for university. Everything is accessible through the same portal with the digital identity.
The e-ID and Digital Services will be launched in early in 2020.
The solution consists of three pillars: a PKI system, a SAML2 Identity Provider and a custom workflow based RA system. The RA application processes applications for digital identities and in this process the RA application interacts with the PKI and IdP system and a range of national registries as well as a cloud-based identity proofing service.
The solution is based on open-source software whenever possible and vendor lock-in is very limited. Best-of-breed components from different vendors are selected in the various areas of the solution. There are a number of innovative elements - among them online enrolment using a Smartphone app where the aim is to issue digital identies with level of assurance ‘substantial' without requiring the applicant being physically present.
Main platform technologies
Main application technologies
Nexus Personal Mobile SDK