Countless business and administrative processes require verification to confirm that a person is in fact who they claim to be. The German ID card, the electronic residence permit and the EU citizen card feature the online ID function which allows holders to identify themselves online. Thanks to a high level of security and standardized interfaces, this function can be quickly used in all legal contexts without the need for additional certifications.
This is what makes eID-based identification and readout procedures so very different from other identification procedures, such as Video-Ident and identifications at the point of sale (POS). When service providers integrate eID-based procedures, they can offer their customers a fast end-to-end digital and thus convenient customer experience – without compromising security.
Highly secure identification procedures with the online ID function
Identification procedures based on the online ID function confirm the digital identity of customers at the highest level of trust. The online ID function, or the German eID system, has been notified in accordance with the eIDAS Regulation. The Regulation provides for mutual recognition of the Member States' national electronic identification schemes. For this purpose, the Member States can notify the European Commission of their electronic means of identification. This notification of the online ID function enables the function to be used for electronic proof of identity across borders.
D-Trust’s identification services at a glance
AusweisIDent is D-Trust’s range of identification products based on the online ID function as Software as a Service (SaaS):
AusweisIDent is an identification service for private companies and public authorities that was jointly developed by D-Trust and Governikus and makes the online ID function easy to integrate. AusweisIDent was designed in accordance with the German Identity Card Act (PAuswG, Personalausweisgesetz) and enables fast integration thanks to standardized web interfaces for two different scenarios based on secure and fast reading of the ID card:
AusweisIDent Online provides electronic proof of identity for third parties. This means that AusweisIDent manages the identification and authentication of customers on the Internet for the service provider. This all takes place online, without any change in media format, while being scalable and inexpensive.
AusweisIDent On-Site enables electronic reading of data from the ID card at the point of sale (POS). This accelerates the identification processes already used at the service provider’s office, and the errors that occur during manual transfer of data are now avoided.