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Help for the choice of on-line service authentication


Which authentication metod you want to use ?

All proposed authentication method are equivalent.

All proposed methods are suitable. The available tools/technolgies are the only limitations (eg. to use a health card a smart card reader needs to be connected and installed on the used computer).

Short description of the supported authentication methods

Hereafter a short description of the differnet authentication methods implemented on the Comune di Prato platform.
The authentication methods proposed when accessing any on-line service vary based on the different kind of service. Moreover some authentication methods are obsoleted e will remain active, for ad additional period, only for the users still using them (e.g. PO-NET Digital certificate and PO-NET Smartcard.

 ID Number (Only for residents in Prato)

The residents in the City of Prato can securely access some on-line service simply entering its family name, name and its own valid ID number. The ID needs to be not expired and not revoked.

It cannot be used to digitally sign electronic documents. So in case you need to digitally sign a document you need a tool suitable for that.

 Information about ID card from the web sit of Comune di Prato

 National Service Card (CNS) - Business Key, Health card.. - Electronic ID Card or SPID

Authentication via SPID credentials

SPID is an access system allowing to use, by mean of a uniuque ditigal identity, all on-line services of public administrations and accredited private entities. If you already have SPID credentials, please use the credentials released by your SPID provider. If you don't have yet a set of SPID credentials you can obtain them from one of the enabled Identity Providers.

Electronic Identity Card - CIE

The Italian Electronic Identity Card can be used to access on-line services, to use it the PC needs to be equipped with a compatible RFID reader, while to use it on a tablet or smart phone the mobile device needs to be equipped wiht NFC (Near Field Communication) interface and CiedID APP installed.
Please remember that CIE cannot be used to digitally sign electronic documents, so you need another specific tool make electronic signatures.

 National Service Card (CNS) - Business Key, Health cards, etc...

The National Service Card (CNS) is a device, like a Smart Crda (Health card) or USB stick (Business Key), allowing a strong authentication of user on web sites.

The Business Key is a USB stick containing the software necessary to securely access on-line services and to add a digital signature to managed documents having the same legal value of the hand written signature. The way a single kind of Business Key is used differs from the issuier. For any other informatiopn about this tool please refer to the info page of the issuer.

A Smartcard, like the Healt card, is a badge equipped with a micro chip. To use it it is necessary to activate it and to have a compatible smartcard reader installed on the used computer. The Health card cannot be used to digitally sign electronic documents. So in case you need to digitally sign a document you need a tool suitable for that.

 Credentials obtained via a registration on Prato City Council web site

Please register to be able to access the on-line services of Prato City Council. The registration is secure, quick and free. Select the service you want to access and sign-up, automatically you'll be registered sarai registrato for all enabled services.

 PO-NET User and Password

The employees of Comune di Prato, other subjects coopearating with and some other institutions can access some on-line services simply entering user-id and password provided by Comune di Prato.

This access method cannot be used to digitally sign electronic documents. So in case you need to digitally sign a document you need a tool suitable for that.


 
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