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cidaas goes Swiss - C/IAM in der Schweiz
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cidaas goes Swiss – C/IAM in Switzerland

cidaas goes Swiss - C/IAM in Switzerland

cidaas goes Swiss – C/IAM in Switzerland

Now it is official! cidaas goes Swiss. The modern cloud identity and access management will now also be available in the Swiss cloud.

The step into the Swiss cloud

In Switzerland, we work with local data centers where we provide cidaas a highly available service for the Swiss market.
Here, the international agreements on data protection apply, which means that we are a reliable partner for our Swiss customers for their sensitive customer and employee data.

We are proud of this step and are pleased to extend our offering to our customers.

About cidaas

Modern Cloud Identity & Access Management offers a comprehensive platform for identity and access management with its functions such as single sign-on, multi-factor authentication or consent management. Cidaas relies on the standards OAuth2, OpenID Connect, SAML 2.0 for easy integration into applications and also offers various plugins, SDKs and interceptors.

Criteria for automated identity verification according to eIDAS - Digital identity verification with the cidaas ID validator
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Criteria for automated identity verification according to eIDAS – Digital identity verification with the cidaas ID validator

Criteria for automated identity verification according to eIDAS - Digital identity verification with the cidaas ID validator

Criteria for automated identity verification according to eIDAS – Digital identity verification with the cidaas ID validator

On 1 April, the Federal Network Agency published a new order on video identification with automated procedures. This order defines the official criteria for automated digital identity verification via video using artificial intelligence, as provided by the cidaas ID validator. The criteria were developed by the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) in consultation with the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). “We are pleased to have accompanied the journey from the creation of the supplementary criteria to the new order with our conformity assessment for the cidaas ID validator.” (Yael)

Fully automated identification with Artificial Intelligence is the innovation which customers are demanding. In numerous use cases, Artificial Intelligence is used to accelerate processes or to be carried out directly autonomously by the system. So far, this step has been lacking in Germany due to regulatory hurdles in strong identification.

The cidaas ID validator offers an innovative, fully automated, digital identity verification and perfectly extends the cidaas Identity Platform. “With the order issued now, we offer our customers legal certainty in digital identity verification.” (Yael)

The identity check with the cidaas ID validator can be carried out directly via the webcam on the laptop/PC or in the mobile end device via cidaas Authenticator App or SDK and is supplemented by an identity check via eID. “The possibilities offered by the cidaas ID validator for identity verification clearly distinguish it from other so-called selfie or Robo-ident procedures on the market” (Sadrick).

cidaas Identity Platform’s comprehensive and innovative feature set enables its customers to provide consistent and end-to-end identity and access management, from digital identity verification to single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, or consent management.

How do specific AI algorithms ensure highly secure authentication and identification?
During the identification process, the AI compares biometric aspects of the ID card with those of the corresponding real person and checks the ID card for security features that confirm the authenticity of the document. Furthermore, aliveness detection and a real-time check provide additional security that a person is a real person and not a recording, thus offering ideal protection against, for example, replay attacks.
How is a unique, comfortable user experience created?
No contact with a second person is needed, because the process is completely automated thanks to machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. Thus, verifications for e.g., the conclusion of a contract can be carried out at any time, any place and on any camera- and internet-enabled device. With further functions of the cidaas Identity Platform, a consistent user experience is created.
Why is an automated digital identity verification cheaper?
The costs per identification case are significantly lower than older procedures, the outsourcing of external labour can be cancelled and internal employees experience an increase in work efficiency. Accordingly, the extraction and maintenance of personal customer data can be made easily available with the help of well-thought-out interfaces.

eIDAS – What is tha?

Identification via an automated process is the next logical step to stay successful in the market. In the past, customers were forced to visit a branch or the customer service to show their ID in person for strong identification. For the first time in 2014, a circular from BaFin, which permitted the video identification procedure for concluding contracts, brought the movement to the market and online identification became possible.

In the meantime, some new regulations for online identification have been added, for example, only certain identity documents that have sufficient security mechanisms are eligible for online identification.  It is clear that digital identification is accepted on the market and is widely used.

One of the most important milestones in recent years is the eIDAS Regulation on electronic identification and trust services. It came into existence in 2016 and defines Europe-wide regulations for electronic identification and electronic trust services. It thus forms a uniform framework across all 28 EU member states and the European Economic Area.

Trust services are checked, authorized and supervised by a supervisory body in each country. In Germany, this is the Federal Network Agency. In the decree pursuant to Section 11 (1) VDG, the Federal Network Agency, in consultation with the BSI, defines the minimum requirements for recognized other identification methods.

In the initial ruling, these requirements were strongly geared towards video identification by means of call centers, so that with the now published ruling on video identification with automated procedures, these innovative, state-of-the-art procedures are officially considered to be equivalent in terms of security to an on-site check.

About the cidaas ID validator – automated identity verification

With the cidaas ID validator we have created a new, innovative service for the verification of identity cards, passports and driving licences. In this process, the documents are recorded in videos by the user himself with the camera in the end device according to clear instructions. Via facial recognition of the user, it is verified that users match the owner of the document. The process is based on AI technologies and the checks are automated within seconds (process times are 20 – 60 sec).

For ID and passport verification, the cidaas ID validator complies with the highest European standards for digital identification according to eIDAS.

About cidas

cidaas, the European cloud identity and access management system from Widas ID GmbH, delivers an out-of-the-box solution for federated identities, single sign-on and multi-factor authentication. With cidaas, companies create unique user identification and maximum security across all channels. Based on the standards OAuth2.0, OpenID and its “Everything is an API” architecture, cidaas can be seamlessly integrated into any software landscape and scales effortlessly up to many millions of users.

cidaas Typo3 Plugin - Single Sign On and Login on Typo3
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cidaas for Typo3″ has been updated and now supports Typo3 version 10

cidaas for Typo3 Plugin for Single Sign On and Login Update for Typo3 Version 10

The plugin “cidaas for Typo3” has been updated and now supports Typo3 version 10.

Modern cloud identity & access management offers a comprehensive platform for identity and access management with its functions such as single sign-on, multi-factor authentication or consent management. Cidaas uses the standards OAuth2, OpenID Connect, SAML 2.0 for easy integration into applications and also offers various plugins, SDKs and interceptors.

Since May 2020, cidaas also offers an out-of-the-box integration into Typo3 websites with the plugin “cidaas for Typo3”, which enjoys great popularity with its almost 1000 downloads. With the current update at the beginning of 2021, the plugin now also supports Typo3 version 10 and thus enables the users of the plugin to always use the latest version of Typo3.

cidaas is also planning a new major release for the plugin with the planned release of Typo3 version 11 in the course of 2021.

To know more about the cidaas Typo3 plugin, visit:https://www.cidaas.com/sso-login-typo3/.

The current plugin can be downloaded from the Typo3 Extensions:

https://extensions.typo3.org/extension/cidaas

cidaas and ownCloud partner - Single Sign On and Authentication for ownCloud
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cidaas and ownCloud make security, data protection and compliance scalable

cidaas and ownCloud partner - Single Sign On and Authentication for ownCloud

cidaas and ownCloud make security, data protection and compliance scalable

Many companies are facing the challenge of successfully digitising their processes without compromising the security of their data. A new technology partnership between the innovative German providers cidaas and ownCloud now opens up an uncomplicated way to build secure and efficient file clouds made in Germany.

The cidaas Identity Platform offers highly secure identity and access management for staff and customers as a contemporary and flexible cloud interface. ownCloud is the leading provider of open-source solutions for digital collaboration, especially for customers with high-security requirements such as ZF, ETH Zurich and the European Commission.

By integrating the solutions of ownCloud and cidaas, companies are offered a quickly available, powerful file platform with identity management based on the open standard OpenID Connect, which is GDPR-compliant and independent of US providers. As well as security, the partners place particular emphasis on scalability – both providers have existing customers with user numbers in the tens of millions.

OwnCloud Enterprise-based secure file clouds offer comprehensive business functionality such as classification, file lifecycles and workflows, as well as auditing, virtual data rooms and ransomware protection. The Cloud Identity and Access Management of cidaas allow efficient and secure user authentication via web API. In addition to single sign-on, cidaas as an identity provider also offers comprehensive multifactor authentication and passwordless authentication options.

„With the cidaas and ownCloud partnership, two innovative companies that are leaders in their field are working together. Through the German alliance, we create great added value for the digitalisation of companies.“ –
Yael Widmann, Managing Director Widas ID GmbH

“We are pleased to have found in cidaas a partner in identity management who shares our ideas of sovereign cloud solutions. For a targeted digitalisation of the German and European economy, it is important not to become dependent on providers outside Europe. Open standards and European software are exactly the right approach for this.” –
Ingo Schildt, Director Distribution Channel

About cidaas

cidaas, the European cloud identity and access management system from Widas ID GmbH, delivers an out-of-the-box solution for federated identities, single sign-on and multi-factor authentication. With cidaas, companies create unique user identification and maximum security across all channels. Based on the standards OAuth2.0, OpenID and its “Everything is an API” architecture, cidaas can be seamlessly integrated into any software landscape and scales effortlessly up to many millions of users. For more information on cidaas, please visit our website www.cidaas.com.

Über ownCloud

ownCloud develops and integrates open-source digital collaboration software that enables teams to easily share and collaborate on files from anywhere and from any device. Already more than 100 million people worldwide use ownCloud as an alternative to public clouds – opting for more digital sovereignty, security and privacy. For more information, visit www.owncloud.com and follow @ownCloud on Twitter.

cidaas Identity Platform and Identity Verification in mobility platforms
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cidaas joins hands with Wunder Mobility!

identity verification in Wunder Mobility with cidaas ID Validator

cidaas joins hands with Wunder Mobility!

cidaas establishes a partnership with Wunder Mobility who believes in creating and sharing the future of smart mobility with hardware and software solutions!

It is our great privilege to partner with Wunder Mobility to accelerate the global transition to sustainable mobility. Headquartered in Germany, Wunder Mobility is Europe’s fastest-growing mobility technology company. It offers ready-to-use solutions that enable enterprises and cities around the world to provide customers with a clean, convenient and barrier-free mobility experience.

So, how is barrier-free mobility possible?

cidaas ID Validator is a unique, informative and eIDAS-compliant solution created to reduce the obstacles as well as offer users a fast, secure and convenient onboarding process. Furthermore, driving license verification with the cidaas ID validator can be carried out independently from any device with a camera. With the help of modern AI technologies, automatic verification enables the user to be successfully authenticated without further ado.

Users are assured of a high level of security

The AI-based comparison of the extracted biometric data of the face and the driver license images ensure that only reliably identified users are granted access to the fleet.

The cidaas ID validator ensures cost-effective identification.

The whole process flow is highly efficient because the data obtained from the analysis is provided instantly to the requesting systems. Highest security and availability of the system is guaranteed in our own certified data centres.

Our association with Wunder Mobility is something we are excited about!

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CIDAAS ID VALIDATOR FOR MOBILITY

Lower the hurdles and offer your users a fast, secure and comfortable on-boarding process with the cidaas ID Validator – now nothing stands in the way of the user.

cidaas tritt jetzt als Mitglied der Allianz für Cybersicherheit bei!
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cidaas now joins as a member of the Alliance for Cyber Security!

cidaas now joins as a member of the Alliance for Cyber Security!

cidaas now joins as a member of the Alliance for Cyber Security!

Since mid-July we are a member of the Alliance for Cyber Security. With this great news we want to take this opportunity to explain some of the points.

The Alliance for Cyber Security is an initiative of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). This platform was developed in cooperation with the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications, and New Media. (BITKOM).

The Alliance for Cyber Security is a combination of a broad range of information on cybersecurity issues and a forum for cooperation with industry, authorities, research, and science, and other institutions.

Why is this membership so important to us? cidaas itself offers several functions to improve security against unauthorized access. For example, in the age of digitalization, the number of endpoints has increased dramatically, so the standardized API security provided by OAuth2.0 and OpenID Connect makes a critical contribution to protecting digital channels.

Tools such as secure, passwordless authentication methods, Multi-Factor-Authentication, and fraud detection & botnet detection are also used in the fight against cyber threats.

We are looking forward to the exchange, the discussions and are looking forward to making tomorrow’s world a safer place – now also as part of the Cyber Security Alliance.

SMART MFA - Multi-Faktor-Authentifizierung mit Komfort und Sicherheit
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European Cybersecurity Month 2020: cidaas participates with free webinar on Smart MFA

European Cybersecurity Month 2020: cidaas participates with free webinar on Smart MFA

European Cybersecurity Month 2020: cidaas participates with free webinar on Smart MFA

The ECSM (European Cyber Security Month) will start again in September 2020. The ECSM offers great activities to inform citizens and organisations about current risks and measures in the fight against cybercrime. Cidaas is participating with a free webinar on Smart MFA: multi-factor authentication with convenience and security

The European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) is an awareness campaign of the EU. The European Union Agency for Cyber Security (ENISA), the European Commission and its partners have been promoting this initiative once a year since 2012. In September, there will be exciting activities to watch. This event will look at cybersecurity from the perspective of both citizens and businesses. Its main purpose is to strengthen the security of personal, financial, or internal data and to provide citizens and businesses with measures and best practices to protect themselves online.

We are enthusiastic about the initiative. cidaas is also participating with a free webinar on

Smart MFA: multi-factor authentication with convenience and security on 29.09.2020
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We look forward to contributing to the ECSM and to an exciting exchange of ideas.

OIDC and OAuth2.0 with the Flutter SDK from cidaas
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OIDC and OAuth2.0 with the Flutter SDK from cidaas

Modern login to Flutter: Social Login, Single-Sign-On and Device Biometrics

OIDC and OAuth2.0 with the Flutter SDK from cidaas

With the cidaas Flutter SDK, it is now easy to connect cidaas as identity and access management and use functions such as device biometrics, social logins or multi-factor authentication.

Flutter is an open-source UI framework developed by Google. It is based on the programming language Dart and allows to build a native app for iOS, Android, and web and desktop apps with only one source code.

In identity management, OpenID connect and OAuth2.0 are the de facto standards for secure and reliable user identification and authorization.

The cidaas Flutter SDK is available on pub.dev. There we also show how easy it is to implement the authorization code flow to OIDC.

We will answer your questions:

  • How is the access_token stored securely?
  • How are the login and logout triggered?
  • How do I create Single Sign On easily?

With the cidaas Flutter SDK, you can also use Social Login procedures such as AppleID, Facebook and Device Biometrics authenticate.

Have fun with the development and contact us if you have any questions!

cidaas in der OpenID Foundation
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cidaas in the OpenID Foundation

cidaas and OpenID Connect - Membership

cidaas in the OpenID Foundation

cidaas enters the OpenID Foundation as a corporate member and gets the opportunity to participate in the future of identity management as a member of one of the leading organizations and to co-design the specifications.

Since the end of April, Widas ID GmbH, which is developing and operating one of the most modern Cloud Identity & Access Management Systems with cidaas, has been a corporate member of the OpenID Foundation, thereby emphasizing its support for the organization’s standards. The OpenID Foundation was founded in 2007 and is one of the leading organizations in the field of identity management.

As a member of the OpenID Foundation, cidaas is in a continuous interaction with other members, gaining early insight into current developments of the standards, new or changing market requirements and working together with the other members and the OpenID Foundation to develop the specifications. Our Chief Product Officer, Sadrick Widmann, aptly summarizes the benefits of membership in one sentence: “Through our membership, we not only create an advantage for cidaas, but also for our customers, who can access and influence the development of important standards through us!

The decision to become a member was made during strategic planning at the beginning of the year and paves the way for cidaas to become the leading Identity & Access Management provider in Europe.

We look forward to exciting discussions, excellent events and to shaping the future of identity management Emoji EmojiEmoji

If you want to know more about cidaas, then contact us via chat, contact form or simply by phone (+49 7044 95103100) or e-mail (sales@cidaas.de)

Extension for Typo3 login with cidaas
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Extension for Typo3 login from cidaas

Extension for Typo3 login from cidaas

Extension for Typo3 login with cidaas

Cidaas announces its integration capability as a login provider to popular Content Management System Typo3. Users who are looking at Typo3 – a flexible yet powerful CMS, can now enjoy the features of a secure, scalable and feature rich Cloud based Identity Management System – cidaas.

Typo3 CMS has been gaining grounds as flexibility and scalable enterprise-grade CMS. While looking at these solutions it becomes essential to evaluate secure Identity Management and Storage. It becomes essential to guard data privacy and compliance with standards. This is where cidaas – a Cloud-based Identity and Access System comes in.

cidaas can integrate seamlessly as a login provider, with extensions available on Typo3 Marketplace. To find one, all you need to do is search for cidaas in Typo3 Marketplace. Customers needing integration sign up with cidaas to get unique ClientID Reference. This can be then used in Typo3 extensions to now enable cidaas as Identity provider. More details with samples are provided on our Typo3 feature page or in the cidaas documentation.

Securing a CMS involves authentication and authorizing during every request. Cidaas offers this once it is configured with Typo3. Several modes of integrations allow cidaas and Typo3 to manage session state and authorized access to content. Various levels of consent requests can be delivered to end-users, simply by configuring in related cidaas account.

Immediately after integration, the CMS users can realize various types of login including most popular social providers like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and many more. What more is that one can enable Multi-Factor Authentication or Passwordless access with just change in configuration with cidaas system.

Cidaas is built on standard protocols and supports OAuth2.0, OpenID Connect and many more such auth standards. Under the hood, several Fraud Detection System keeps a watch on unsolicited activities when cidaas is integrated.

With cidaas gaining grounds as open standards-based Identity solution and Typo3 becoming one of the most popular open CMS, Customers can get the best of both worlds without needing to worry on the effort of integration. Commoditized Identity Management solution is gaining grounds allowing solutions to comply with GDPR and other such data privacy and standards without much effort.

You can find the cidaas extension for Typo3 in the Extensions Repository