Berlin, 01 March 2023
- Governikus, Bundesdruckerei GmbH and D-Trust launch "AusweisIDent Easy" campaign for companies, public authorities and educational institutions
- Free starter packages with a total of 100 AusweisIDent Easy test accesses available
- Increasing use of the online ID card for identification on the Internet
With the campaign AusweisIDent Easy, Governikus and D-Trust, in cooperation with Bundesdruckerei GmbH, are now offering providers of Internet services a free test system for the online ID card as a means of identification. Companies, public authorities and educational institutions can try out "AusweisIDent Easy" quickly and easily. "The increasing use of the online ID card is a signal to web service providers that it is worth integrating it as a secure and easy identification option," says Kim Nguyen, managing director of D-Trust and head of the Trusted Services business unit. "AusweisIDent Easy" allows service providers to get to know the system free of charge, without any time or success pressure, and without being bound by a contract. The starter packages consist of an AusweisIDent Easy test access, an eID test badge and a brief guide to integration. One of the 100 packages can be ordered per provider - via www.ausweisident.de. If there is sufficient demand, the "AusweisIDent Easy" campaign will be repeated. "Until now, many interested providers have shied away from the supposed integration effort - with AusweisIDent Easy, we want to lower this hurdle and show how easily and quickly the online ID card can be integrated into one's own infrastructure," says Hartje Bruns, Director Products responsible for the "Secure Identities" division at Governikus.
By 2030, according to the EU Commission, 80 percent of people in Europe will use their digital identity to access all essential public services and eHealth services, for example to access their patient data. In Germany, citizens are increasingly using their ID cards online for identification purposes: more than 5.32 million times in 2022, for example, to use the Elster tax portal, to check their personal score at the Federal Motor Transport Authority, or to identify themselves for the electronic patient file. The high access figures for the PIN reset and activation service for the online ID card, which is operated by Bundesdruckerei on behalf of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, show a similar picture: In 2022, around 260,000 ID cards received a new PIN or were activated for online use.
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