How to enable eIDAS login for public service providers participating in the Public Digital Identity System (SPID)

Since 29 September 2018 all public administrations participating in the Public Digital Identity System (SPID) have made their online services accessible to European citizens who have eIDAS digital identities (eIDs).

This page provides information that will help you accept eIDAS digital identities by connecting to the Italian eIDAS-Node managed by AgID.

The procedures to be carried out are both technical and administrative, and all communications are sent through the specific support system and using the email address indicated in the text.

Technical and administrative procedure

The Italian eIDAS-Node operates like a virtual SPID identity provider, so the impact on the configuration activities of the service provider participating in SPID is minimal. To enable eIDAS login:

  1. Read the technical rules and guidelines for the implementation of the Public Digital Identity System (SPID) and eIDAS notice 01-2018.

  2. Process a metadata file as indicated in paragraph 5 of the eIDAS notice.

  3. After processing the first metadata, make it available on an url 'https' of your domain and notify AgID. To do so, report the url to the email through which you will receive feedback on the validity of the metadata and on the successful upload. AgID is responsible for checking the metadata and, if necessary, notifying the sender of any changes to ensure compliance with the technical rules.

  4. If there are changes to be made, you will need to repeat the transmission procedure described in point 3. If the metadata file is sent successfully, AgID will transmit the metadata to the Italian eIDAS-Node. Requests to upload configurations on the eIDAS-Node are made every day, Monday through Friday, at 6 pm.

  5. The online services may be enabled for eIDAS login access for subsequent tests and roll-out, once the Italian eIDAS-Node has received the metadata.

In addition to the technical rules, you must follow AgID's design rules: all graphics and instructions for using them are included in, eIDAS notice 01-2018 in paragraph 3.

Are you a SPID service provider?

The metadata of the SPID identity provider shown by the eIDAS-Node are:

  1. Production

  2. QA (Quality Assurance)

  3. The Production environment may also use the aggregate metadata available on:

    Are you a SPID identity provider?

    The metadata of the SPID SP shown by the eIDAS-Node are:

    1. Production

    2. QA (Quality Assurance)

    Technical and administrative support

    If you need support when updating your systems for eIDAS login, you may request support or search previous responses and solutions on thespecific support system


    eIDAS notice 01-2018
    Repository Github Nodo Italia eIDAS

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