In online services, you exchange information with another party. This may be public information, but it can also be sensitive information. That is why one online service offers a higher level of protection than another. There are five levels of assurance that you can use to shield your services. A level of assurance is indicative of the reliability of:
The eHerkenning means: a certificate (EH4) is stronger than a user name/password combination (EH1).
The registration of the eHerkenning means: a user who appears for a face-to-face check is more reliable than a copy of a passport.
The issuance of the eHerkenning means: handing out the means personally is more reliable than sending it by post.
Consequently, the level of assurance is indicative of the degree of certainty that the right person has the means that will be used, combined with the degree of certainty that the user is actually permitted to log in to a specific service on the company’s behalf.
You want to know with whom you are doing business. And customers who log in to your site must be able to trust that their data are handled with due care. That is why secure and reliable online access to your services is essential.