MitID: A modern electronic ID for Denmark

MitID will be in production in mid 2021, and NemID will be phased out in the beginning of 2022.

MitID: A modern electronic ID for Denmark

MitID will be in production in mid 2021, and NemID will be phased out in the beginning of 2022.

Denmark’s digital identity infrastructure gets an upgrade in 2021

Denmark’s NemID electronic ID will be replaced by MitID in 2021. Read on to learn more about this change, access resources and discover how Signicat can help you migrate to MitID.

NemID is a safe login used by nearly all people in Denmark for online banking, communication with public authorities, identifying themselves in other digital services and more.

It is a key element in Denmark’s digital infrastructure, but it is getting old and outdated. Therefore the Danish Agency for Digitisation (Digitaliseringsstyrelsen) has initiated a project to replace it with MitID, which will be more flexible and secure. MitID will be in production in mid 2021, and NemID will be phased out in the beginning of 2022.

With MitID, online service providers will not be allowed to integrate MitID directly.

The service providers have to use a digital identity broker. Broker services will be offered in a competitive market, meaning that any company currently using NemID to onboard customers or authenticate users will be able to purchase digital identity services from a vendor of their choice. The digital identity brokers will need to go through a certification by the Danish Agency for Digitisation, and this process is expected to begin during Q4 in 2019.

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Signicat has a long track record as digital identity broker in other European countries.

The broker role is so to speak part of Signicat’s DNA, and Signicat will become qualified as a broker in Denmark as soon as this is possible. Signicat already helps a large number of Danish companies with their identity verification, authentication and electronic signing needs. To the broker role we will in addition to MitID bring our robust identity platform, which is enabled by our integration of 25 different eID solutions from more than 10 European countries, and our versatile signing service.

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MitID in production
from 2021

MitID will be in production in mid 2021, and NemID will be phased out in the beginning of 2022.

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Signicat intends to become
a MitID broker

Signicat has a long track record serving as a digital identity broker, and we will apply to become a MitID broker.

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Signicat is an established eID
broker across Europe

Integrates 25+ eIDs and serves 800 customers with identity services across Europe

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Frequently Asked Questions about MitID

Why is NemID changing to MitID?

The contract with the existing supplier, Nets DanID, expires. This means that, according to the udbudsloven, Digitaliseringsstyrelsen is obliged to submit the solution in tender. This is also an opportunity to upgrade the somewhat old and outdated NemID with a more user friendly and modernsolution.

Who is behind MitID?

Behind MitID are the Danish banks and the public sector (Digitaliseringsstyrelsen), who have joined forces in a partnership to develop MitID and make the solution available in the Danish market.

What are the differences between NemID and MitID?

Wherever you currently use you NemID to log on or sign, MitID will replace NemID. You just have to get used to new ways to log in, but for a user, the change will in no way be difficult. Brokers will be able to provide add on functionality on top of the standard MitID method which also improves the user experience.

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