La Poste joins France Connect with its IDN / Loggin service

After taxes (DGFiP), the e-government identity aggregator, France Connect, recognizes La Poste’s new Loggin service.

At the heart of the future “State Platform”, the harmonized e-administration of the French State, the France Connect identity service plays a key role. Indeed, it is this system that will allow users to be recognized from one e-service to another. But France Connect does not directly provide a digital identity, it aggregates the identities provided by approved third-party services.
After taxes (the DGFiP, directorate general of public finances), it is La Poste which has just joined the initiative. This public service combines France Connect with its brand new IDN / Loggin digital identity management service.

An identity verified by the postman

One of France Connect’s major challenges is to be able to deliver reliable identification. This involves verifying the identity of an account holder. However, precisely, it is a usual activity of La Poste when it delivers parcels or registered mail. This is all the more relevant given that the volumes of mail to be delivered are constantly falling and that La Poste is therefore interested in all opportunities to make better use of its immense local network.

The Digital Identity (IDN) service, also called Loggin, from La Poste is based on opening an account online. This account is associated with a mobile phone number verified by a code sent by SMS. Last but not least, the holder’s identity is verified by a physical meeting with a postman equipped with the Facteo mobile terminal.

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