Authentication service of the Swiss authorities AGOV

AGOV is a project that makes the login functionalities of the CH-LOGIN of the federal administration, which has existed for many years, accessible to all administrative levels in Switzerland (municipalities, cities, cantons, federal government) (previously only the federal government) and forms an identity network together with cantonal identity providers (e.g. a cantonal electronic identity) and the SWITCH edu-ID. In future, the state-recognised e-ID will be approved as proof of identification for the login process.

The measure is intended to make the interoperability of the authorities' logins, including possibilities for a future state E-ID, tangible. The primary objective is to reduce barriers to digital cooperation (e-government). This is to be achieved with an identity network. This will benefit Digital Switzerland because e-government will become easier and the E-ID can be used immediately from its launch.

Digital Public Services Switzerland (DPSS) has the lead role and is administratively affiliated with the GS-EFD.


  • From summer 2023: Functional proof of concept with pilot cantons
  • From entry into force of EMBaG, productive with further cantons


Start 2023
End 2026


Digital Public Services Switzerland


Federal Department of Finance


Federal Chancellery


The population and the economy can use digital methods to conduct their business with the authorities


Digital public services

Public authorities offer their services digitally as standard (digital first).