MinID is an electronic login system used to secure a range of internet services in the Norwegian public sector. The communication with the MinID server is encrypted to secure information from unauthorized usage.
The purpose of MinID is to provide an electronic identity, so that users can be authorized to use electronic services in a secure way. MinID has a user database where social security numbers and PIN codes are saved.
MinID can be used to access more than 50 online services from various Norwegian public agencies, including the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration, the Directorate of Taxes and the State Education Loan.
MinID provides access to public services at a medium-high level of security (level 3). To register as a MinID user you need a national identity number or D number, and a mobile phone or e-mail address. You will receive a letter with a temporary PIN code which you will have to use to log in to MinID for the first time.