Why do I need 'eHerkenning' access?

eHerkenning is a kind of digital identity authentication service for businesses, similar to the DigiD authentication token used by civilians in accessing public services. Businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals can use these services by using an eHerkenning token.

One important difference is that DigiD access is provided by the government, whereas eHerkenning access is provided by commercial partners.

eHerkenning access simplifies doing business online. You use a single means of authentication to log in securely with different organisations. It will no longer be necessary to use a different authentication token for each organisation.