Liechtenstein Introduces Digital Identity System Using Technology from Austria

Maria ZachNews

YOUNIQX Identity AG cooperates with Nok Nok Labs and expands security portfolio

For the introduction of its new eID system from European Trust Services GmbH, a subsidiary of the Austrian State Printing House and CRYPTAS International GmbH, the Principality of Liechtenstein relies on security know-how and a highly innovative solution from Austria. “Liechtenstein decided to switch from a smartcard- and username-/password-based eID solution to a more secure and modern native smartphone solution. In combination with the seamless FIDO integration, this provides users with a secure and easy-to-use digital identity”, explains Lukas Praml, CEO of YOUNIQX.

For its eID solution – based on the internationally unique MIA app – the company cooperates with Nok Nok Labs, the market leader in next-generation authentication and a partner of YOUNIQX since 2017.

The contract for the new eID system was awarded in May of this year, and the eID system will go live already by the end of 2019.

A reliable partner

“For our customers, we use only the safest products on the market that meet their requirements. Nok Nok fits perfectly into our product portfolio. We are proud of this partnership based on trust, which now enables the rollout of our eID solution in the Principality of Liechtenstein”, says Lukas Praml.

With Nok Nok, the YOUNIQX portfolio now also includes a FIDO-certified multi-factor authentication for mobile and web-based applications. Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite, SDKs and SaaS enable customers to take advantage of the latest biometric authentication technology already available on their devices. YOUNIQX uses reliable technologies and open standards such as OpenID Connect to ensure secure and easy integration into existing systems.

About YOUNIQX and ETS:

YOUNIQX Identity AG is a subsidiary of the Austrian State Printing House with a focus on secure digital identities. With MICK (My Identity Check), the highly secure video identity authentication, MIA (My Identity App), the world’s first system with integrated identity management, and Chainlock, the secure cold storage for digital assets, the company is optimally prepared for the digital future.

European Trust Service GmbH is a subsidiary of the Austrian State Printing House and CRYPTAS International GmbH. CRYPTAS is a globally successful and leading specialist in electronic identification and authentication solutions as well as signature and encryption technologies.

For further information please refer to www.youniqx.com and www.europeantrustservices.com.