eIdentification - Renewable regulated electronic administration services

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Published Feb 14, 2018
Anna Orbán Annamária Beláz


Since 2005, Hungary has a comprehensive central identification solution. The Client Gate is capable of identifying citizens for any public authority that connects to it. The Client Gate is very popular and useful tool for identification among citizens for electronic transaction. Today approximately 2.4 million clients have a Client Gate account. However, many have an aversion towards the online administration. They can choose the personal administration or they can use their mobile phone for administration.

Since the beginning of 2016, the new electronic ID card integrates personal identification, social security and tax identification information which is also suitable for providing an electronic signature. These two new identification options are available to citizens, including the newly introduced national eID card, as well as the Partial Code Telephone Authentication. A half years about a million new eID card has been claimed for the citizens. However, the telephone authentication is less popular.

In Hungary, the new electronic administration is based on the "Regulated Electronic Administrative Services” (Hungarian short name SZEÜSZ) since 2012. The new central identification solution, the Central Authentication Agent as one of the Regulated Electronic Administrative Service has been launched that supports the use of different electronic identification and authentication services. Now the usual Client Gate has been changed to the Central Authentication Agent in Web Assistant application to implement full electronic administration procedures.

The aim of the study is to present the experience of the various methods of identification by comparative analysis.

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Orbán, Anna, and Annamária Beláz. 2018. “EIdentification - Renewable Regulated Electronic Administration Services”. Central and Eastern European EDem and EGov Days 325 (February):463-76. https://doi.org/10.24989/ocg.v325.38.


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