Identification or legitimation checks on site or at the point of sale (POS), e.g. in accordance with the Money Laundering Act (GWG) or the Telecommunications Act (TKG), include a check of the identification document.
In order to be able to transfer the data from the ID card simply, quickly and without media discontinuity, the possibility of on-site reading in accordance with the German Identity Card Act (PAuswG) provides an important basis. On-site reading of the ID card is used when a person's name or address is to be transferred to a form, for example, to open an account at a bank, to conclude a cell phone contract, or to register a pre-paid cell phone contract with a cell phone provider. Instead of the self-selected, six-digit PIN, the access number (CAN) is used for on-site readout,
which is invariably applied to the front of the ID card and the knowledge of which proves the visual contact with the ID card.
This works even if the eID function is explicitly blocked or the cardholder does not know his or her PIN. This not only makes identification checks faster, but also error-free.
Authorities and companies that want to offer this function to their citizens or customers need authorization for on-site reading, a reader and software suitable for on-site reading. Based on the eID client of the federal government (IDApp 2), we have developed such a product solution to integrate the required functionalities: Governikus ID Loneos.