Digital certificates and security

The security of the Landonline system is vital. Licences and digital certificates are two of the measures we have in place to ensure the integrity of New Zealand’s land records.

You need a licence to use Landonline services such as e-search, e-dealing, or e-survey.

Your firm will need to apply for a licence and during the sign-up process you'll be asked to provide the names of the people who’ll be using Landonline under the licence.

You can nominate any number of people from your firm under one licence. However, each licence allows for only one connection with Landonline at a time. You may need more than one licence if you have a number of people needing to use Landonline at the same time.

Digital certificates (DCs) help ensure the security of the system by providing a second authentication point. Each person you nominate as a user of Landonline services must have their own Digital Certificate. Each certificate allows only that one individual to access Landonline. 

Digital Certificates, passphrases and passwords must not be shared.

Once a firm has applied for a licence and individual users have received and installed their Digital Certificates, they will be able to access and use Landonline. The level at which staff can access the system is determined by the firm.

Read the digital certificate obligations

Find out about Landonline licence types

Keep your digital certificate and password secure