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    Integrating e-gov Identity provider via WSO2 IS


    WSO2 Identity Server (WSO2 IS) is a opensource software product that provides identity management through different open-standard and help reducing development of identity access software up to 66%

    The Dutch government offers  a variety of digital services. These can be used by citizens and institutions. Same users and institutions need to identified across different services on regional or national level. The dutch governement offers identity access for different users, either citizens, companies, institution, public establishments etc.


    • DigiD: Identity Access for to all users to identity them self as citizens
    • e-Herkenning: Identity Access for users on behave of a companies or institutions
    • eIDAS: Identity Access identification for users and institution on European leve
    • Rijkswaterstaat is the executive agency of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

    In this case study, we are going to cover how WSO2 Identity Access Manager (IAM) helped regional government institutions integrate their applications with identity providers mentioned above.


    As laws keep changing, new software emerges every-time to provide these services to the public. almost 99% of the services that can be consumes are behind some form of identification, authentication and authorization. Identity Management is crucial when providing services to users or third party application

    After passing the environmental bill.  Rijkswaterstaat took on the assignment to develop the platform and help citizens and company facilitate among other things renovation permits. This means users need to be able to identify themselves before using any of these services.

    Installation WSO2 IS

    In this case study we need the WSO2 IAM in a high available setup and auto-scalable.  Otherwise it would not be able to resist the possible millions identity request from the public. for more information about prerequisites click here to find out more


    WSO2 IS : Identity Provider Configuration

    Wikipedia puts it as an identity provider (abbreviated IdP or IDP) is a system entity that creates, maintains, and manages identity information for principals and also provides authentication services to relying applications within a federation or distributed network

    Before starting configuration. You need to register the identity server with your broker (in this case government). It is the same principal you use with other identity providers. exchange certificate and information.

    WSO2 IAM can reduce upto 60% when it comes to identity access management development, so with a few steps you can get you authentication mechanism up and running.

    For IdP most important steps you need to configure are you claim mapping and IdP configuration

    Claim mapping: once the user gets authenticated.  the third party identity provider will provide the concerning information about this user.

    Idp Configuration: This mean providing all necessary information about third party identity providers such as endpoints, assertions, certificate etc.

    Service Provider Configuration

    Service provider (SP) is a business providing computer-based services to customers over a network; such as access to a particular software application (such as customer relationship management) using a standard protocol (such as HTTP).

    Once the IdP is installed, A service provided needs to be linked so that users on that application can start using the service.


    WSO2 IS Identity provider


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