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Certified Role

As certified parties, you can offer identification, authorisation and authentication as services to participants and data spaces. To become certified, parties must prove adherence to the Terms of Use, while also meeting several role-specific criteria.

There are three Certified Roles : 

1. Identity Provider

The Identity Provider-role is fulfilled by a legal entity whose tooling identifies and authenticates the identity claims of an organisation (and specifically, a staff member or human representing Service Consumers).

There are a few functional requirements applicable to Identity Providers: 

  1. Have a clear agreement with the authorising entity concerning the process of allowing the registering, updating or removing of an authorisation;
  2. Ensure that the identification and authentication process conforms to the Level of Assurance requested by the Service Provider;
  3. Conform to the Service levels for Certified Parties as described here;
  4. Accordance with the Level of Assurance for which the Identity Provider has been certified;

2. Identity Broker 

The Identity Broker-role is fulfilled by a legal entity that provides access to different Identity Providers, and that offers the option to choose with which Identity Provider to identify and authenticate themselves.

The functional requirements applicable to Identity Brokers are:

  1. Provide users an interface to select their Identity Provider;
  2. Conform to the Service levels for Certified Parties;
  3. Accordance with the Level of Assurance for which the Identity Broker has been certified;

3. Authorisation Registry

The Authorisation Registry-role is fulfilled by a legal entity who provides solutions for Adhering Parties for the storage of delegation and authorisation information.

The functional requirements applicable to Authorisation Registries are as follows:

  1. Have a clear agreement with the delegating entity concerning the process of allowing the registering, updating or removing of a delegation;
  2. Ensure that the process conforms to the Level of Assurance requested by the Service Provider;
  3. Conform to the Service levels for Certified Parties as described here;
  4. Accordance with the Level of Assurance for which the Authorisation Registry has been certified. 

To know more about the process of joining us as a certified role.