SSO portal for the Federal Office for Agriculture (BLW)

Information and data gathering portal for agriculture, veterinary and food

The portal Agate ( of the Federal Office for Agriculture offers farmers, government agencies and other users in Switzerland secure single sign-on access to various agriculture and veterinary IT systems.

Thanks to Agate, users can comply with their legal obligation of documentation, calculate direct payments, perform coordinated controls and make evaluations in a secure and easy way. Agate allows them to profit from information and data about the primary sector and to get access to nationaI IT systems and the cantonal networks in the areas of agriculture and veterinary.


In the context of project ASA 2011 (administration of agricultural sector; setup of a national agricultural information system), AdNovum provided the central identity and access management based on the Nevis security framework for Agate.


Thus, a base infrastructure for the integration of both existing and future applications into the portal was created, making the portal a central and secure hub for eGovernment functionality in agriculture.


  • Consistent security infrastructure
  • Central administration of identities, credentials and permissions
  • Single sign-on with SuisseID
  • Role-based access to functionalities and data
  • Targeted information with news and specialized articles
  • Triggering transactions in specialist applications
  • Transfer of information to other user groups (e.g. to label and control organizations)


  • 7x24 h operation
  • Approx. 80’000 registered users, up to 8’000 concurrent users


  • Nevis (nevisProxy, nevisAuth, nevisIDM, nevisLogRend)