The level of assurance of an eHerkenning means

eHerkenning has 5 levels of assurance. On this page you will find more information.

If you log in using eHerkenning, you want to be certain that your data will be handled with due care. The organisation wants to be absolutely sure with whom it does business. That is why secure and reliable online access to services is essential.

The service provider where you log in using eHerkenning determines which level of assurance your eHerkenning means needs for its online service.

A higher level provides more certainty about your online identity

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eHerkenning means come in five levels of assurance

  • EH1
  • EH2
  • EH2+
  • EH3
  • EH4

The higher the level of assurance, the more certainty the service provider will have about your online identity. For a means at a higher level of assurance, you will need to complete more verification steps during the application process to establish your identity and authority to act. For example, an application for EH3 and EH4 includes a check of your original identity document.

An eHerkenning means is personal

An eHerkenning means is personal and cannot be transferred or shared. If someone else in your organisation also wants to log in using eHerkenning, they must have their own eHerkenning means with a mandate.

Choose the highest level of assurance of the online services where you want to log in. You are always able to log in to services that require a lower level of assurance.

Do you already have an eHerkenning means, but is its level of assurance lower than required for the online service where you also want to log in? Then you must upgrade your means to a higher level.