Software Certificates (natural or legal persons)
Safeguarding the identity of a health professional or a health structure
The IGC-Santé is a cryptographic key infrastructure (CKI) run by the ANS. Its mission is to secure the sharing of health data. Since 2021, it is the unique authorised entity in France to issue software certificates.
Technical officers in health structures and practices are able to generate, renew and revoke the certificates. To gain access to the IGC-Santé, they need a card issued by the ANS or a ProSantéConnect ID. These certificates are used by health professionals to identify themselves, sign and encrypt information.
As a software publisher or health industrial, there are 3 main benefits when you integrate the IGC-Santé:
Building a trustworthy ecosystem is a core component to boosting eHealth services. Watch the video to learn more about health data sharing and securing.
4.5 Millions certificates implemented in CPS cards
3,200 health structures ordered certificates in 2020
+1.4 Billion digital prescriptions are signed each year using certificates
The IGC-Santé services are launched online, the first tests are conducted, the data migration begins
The first CPx cards with new IGC-Santé certificates are issued
Closure of the former CKI structures: all valid CPx cards are equipped with certificates issued by the IGC-Santé platform
The ANS answers the most common questions about the IGC-Santé
There are two steps to follow:
Step 1: Administrative phase
Should you wish to order test CPS cards or register authorisations for test software, you may:
Step 2: Technical phase
Use the card you validated after step 1 in order to connect with the Trusted Platform IGC-Santé. You will be able to order, withdraw, monitor and revoke test certificates through the IHM or Webservice interface.
In order to do so, make sur you have inserted your test card in the card reader.
Read more about specific setup guidelines:
There are two main reasons for the creation of IGC-Santé :
In addition, these certificates meet the security standards (risk analysis, safety policies), or “Certifying Policies” that comply with the PGSS-IS guidelines.
The IGC-Santé is dedicated to the health sector and follows strict procedures in terms of data collection, professional identification, and works with certified authorities (RPPS register, etc.).
The certificates issued by the IGC guarantee the security of software or electronic cards, such as the CPS card.
The IGC also manages the publication of these certificates and can revoke them – this is signalled to the apps using certificates in revocation listings.