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Identification procedures at a glance – online and on site

Secure identification procedures are indispensable for successful business transactions – not just in the digital world, but as much so still in the analog world. When it comes to opening a bank account, car sharing or applying for subsidies online – fast customer onboarding and secure ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) processes can be implemented for banks, health insurance companies, telecommunication companies as well as the public sector – all thanks to the online ID card function.

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.

AusweisIDent Online AusweisIDent On-Site
Definition Identification service (section 21b of the German Identity Card Act (PAuswG, Personalausweisgesetz) On-site service (section 21a PAuswG)
Price model Transaction-based; four different models (S, M, L, XL) can be selected and changed to meet transaction volume Transaction-based; four different models (S, M, L, XL) can be selected and changed to meet transaction volume
Integration Connection of the service provider’s web service via an OpenID Connect web interface (open web standard based on OAuth2.0) Connection of the service provider’s web service via an OpenID Connect web interface (open web standard based on OAuth2.0)
Infrastructure Customer requires an NFC-enabled card reader or smartphone The service provider’s office requires an NFC-enabled card reader or smartphone
Requirements for use An ID card with the online ID card function activated and knowledge of the PIN An ID card with the online ID function (activation and PIN not required)
Security Two factors: Possession of the ID card and knowledge of the PIN Two factors: Possession of the ID card and the Card Access Number (CAN)

Secure online and on-site identification using AusweisIDent

Wherever people are to be identified on the internet or their ID card data is to be read electronically on site, AusweisIDent Online and AusweisIDent OnSite provide a convenient solution for both companies and end customers alike – secure, simple and legally compliant.

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