The Finnish Trust Network (FTN) is established by the Finnish authorities and supervised by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, Traficom.
The aim is to provide Finnish citizens and businesses with the necessary means to digitise their processes and comply with the eIDAS regulation, in the form of an AeS (Advanced Electronic Signature).
1. What is FTN?
2. How to set a template to FTN
3. How to set a signer to FTN
4. How to sign using FTN
5. What does the resulting signature look like?
What is FTN?
FTN was formed in 2017 to meet new requirements - both regulatory and compliance - for eID identification and signature, after which the former TUPAS was eventually phased out as it relies on a nearly 20-year-old system that no longer complies with the new cryptographic requirements as well as new security requirements described in the eIDAS regulation.
FTN is a combination of identity services and bank IDs.
How to set a template to FTN
In Addo you have two different options to set FTN as signature method. You can either do it when adding a signer, or in Templates.
We will now go through how to change your template to use FTN.
When a template is set to use a particular signing method, any sending that uses that template will by default use that signing method.
However, you can change the signature method to something else at any time before sending if you do not want this transaction to use FTN.
- Click on the Cogwheel in the top right corner
- Click on Templates on the left
- Click the Template you wish to change (To make a brand new template, use this guide)
You will now be led to a new window:
- Click on the Drop Down menu below Signing Method, and choose FTN / Finnish Tupas.
- Remember to click Save.
Congratulations! You have now changed the signing method of this template to FTN.
How to set a signer to FTN
Regardless of how your template is set up, you can change which signing method is used before the document is sent for signature.
Note- Some signing methods also require specific identification methods. If you change the signing method, you will also observe that the choice of identification method will be locked.
- Click Send
- Click Add signer
- Click on the Drop Down Menu below Signing Method and choose Finnish Tupas.
- Click Add
In the Finnish personal number field, you can enter a Finnish personal number to make sure the person signing is the right one.
Note - The way this works is that the signer has to enter their Personal Number after they have already logged in with one of the banking solutions. So it really just works as a secret code that the signer already knows, without you having to send them a code for the signature portal.
You can now send your document for signature and it will be with FTN.
How to sign using FTN
The way you sign/login with Finnish Tupas varies depending on which bank you use. The only thing that is common is the portal you enter through to start with.
After selecting a bank from here and logging in, you will be taken to the signing portal.
Now click Read and sign. You will then be brought to a new window.
When you then click Sign document and Continue, you get a confirmation that the document has been signed.
What does the resulting signature look like?
The signature stamp can be found at the bottom of the signed document.
Regardless of which bank the signer is logged in with, the resulting stamp will look the same for all FTN stamps: