NemID is a unified platform for both citizens and enterprises in Denmark, a result of the collaboration between Danish banks and the Danish public sector. This alliance forms a country-wide solution which provides a secure login mechanism for internet sites wanting to utilize this digital ID. NemID is free of charge for private users. Private users can use NemID in their interactions with the public sector, banking solutions, or any other enterprise registered as a NemID service provider.
NemID is issued and managed by a Danish government authority and it is based on a certificate structure called OCES. All regulated industries in Denmark must use NemID.
NemID includes two separate identification solutions:
- POCES: this solution, which works with an OTP token, is mostly used for personal identification, although it may also be used to identify employees.
- MOCES: this solution is used for employee identification. It is based on a digital certificate which is installed on the user’s computer.
Additionally, enterprises can become NemID service providers with “NemID for erhverv”. This allows them, for example, to implement a login solution to identify their customers with NemID. Additionally, “NemID for erhverv” can be used by a company’s employees, board members, owners, and managers to act on behalf of the company.
- Digital onboarding
- Electronic signing
- Sign API
- National identification number