German eID card can now be used in TYPO3 for strong authentication
The German electronic identity (eID) card (“Personalausweis”), 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 and for strong pseudonymous authentication on the Internet. In addition, a large percentage of all professional German websites are implemented based on the freely available TYPO3 Content Management System (CMS). For example, half of all DAX (German Stock Index) companies and around a quarter of all German cities build on TYPO3. Against this background, ecsec GmbH has now developed an "eID-Login" extension for TYPO3 on behalf of the Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI), based on recently published "eID-Login" extension modules for Nextcloud and WordPress, with which the German eID card with online ID function can now also be used in TYPO3 for strong authentication of frontend users.
SkIDentity enables free use of eID for TYPO3-based websites
Through the consequent consideration of relevant security aspects according to the principle of „Security by Design“ and the publication of the "eID-Login" extension for TYPO3 as Open Source, a maximum of trustworthiness is achieved. To enable the immediate and free use of the German eID card for strong authentication in TYPO3, the multiple award-winning SkIDentity service for strong authentication is provided free of charge as part of the joint project by BSI and ecsec.
"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. "This means that the electronic identity can be activated and used immediately for the numerous professional web applications based on TYPO3 and for about a quarter of all German cities."
About ecsec GmbH
ecsec (https://ecsec.de/en) is a specialized vendor of innovative solutions in the sector of security in the information and communication technology, security management, smart card technology, identity management, web security and electronic signature technology. Based on experiences from several consulting projects with international reach ecsec GmbH counts to the leading providers in this sector and supports well known customers within the conception and implementation of tailor-made solutions. Due to the observance of current results of science and technology and current and future international standards, an excellent consulting quality and sustainable customer prosperity are guaranteed. For example, ecsec developed the Open eCard App and the Open eCard Library, which was the world's first Open Source "eID-Client" or "eID-Kernel" to be certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security and received numerous international awards for its innovative SkIDentity service, which enables "Mobile eID as a Service".
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. (https://typo3.org/).
Dr. Detlef Hühnlein