Never give your PIN code or login credentials to someone else. If you would like someone else to take care of your affairs online, use DigiD DigiD Authorisation.
Secure login tips
Keep your DigiD safe and private. These tips help you to protect yourself against scammers and misuse of your data. Also read what DigiD does to keep your DigiD safe. Logging in securely is something we do together.
Always check first whether the URL (the web address) is from DigiD. Always do this before attempting to log in or enter data. The URL is in the address bar of your browser.
The correct web address is https://digid.nl/inloggen
Do you see any strange characters or words in the URL? Then leave the website immediately.
- Do not use personal information in your password such as your name or date of birth, as this makes it easier for others to guess your password.
- Create a password of at least 12 characters.
- Change your password twice a year.
- Use a sentence you can remember and use the first letter of each word from that sentence.
- Example: for DigiD I create a complex password that is hard to guess. The password is: FDD1cacPT1HtG
Never give your DigiD app PIN code or your DigiD login credentials to others. Be careful if you enter your login credentials in a public place, such as a library. Take a look around and make sure no one’s watching.
Always update your computer and phone immediately when an update is available to minimise the chance of getting viruses. A virus exploits vulnerabilities in older versions of programs and operating systems. Are you using a version that is not up to date? Then you run a greater risk.
A virus scanner checks your computer and tells you if it is not safe. Therefore, use the virus scanner regularly and always update it immediately.
Open Wi-Fi networks are networks that are not protected by a password. These are networks on a terrace, for example. It is much easier to break into someone’s computer or phone on these kinds of networks. Even when you do not use DigiD, it is safer to avoid open Wi-Fi networks.
Security through DigiD
DigiD does everything in its power to keep your DigiD secure and to prevent fraud. We do this by constantly monitoring digital threats to DigiD and taking action on them.
- Taking fake websites down as soon as possible.
- Direct and regular contact with the National Cyber Security Centre and the police.
- Actively sharing knowledge and experience with other organisations, such as the Tax and Customs Administration
For you personally
It may happen that your personal account is misused. Or that DigiD suspects that someone is misusing your account. To prevent this, DigiD takes the following actions:
- Delete your DigiD account if abuse is suspected.
- Provide information on what to do if your account is deleted.
- Verification message via email or text when something changes in your account. For example, if you request a DigiD (app) or change your password. This ensures that you have made the change and not someone else.