POSTIDENT by eID function

With the online procedure POSTIDENT by eID function, your customers can identify themselves online quickly and easily by using an ID card with the eID function activated.

The benefits of POSTIDENT via online ID function:

  • Seamless identification via the NFC function of your customer’s smartphone
  • Acceptance of relevant ID data
  • Fast electronic provision of the identification data

Security and quality information

  • Complies with the German Money Laundering Act and the German Telecommunications Act
  • BSI (German Federal Office for Information Security)-certified eID kernel in the POSTIDENT app

Benefits when connecting to the POSTIDENT portal

Give your customers an extended range of procedures and freedom of choice

  • Easily expand the verification portfolio for your customers with additional POSTIDENT procedures
  • Fallback to the post office identification procedure if your customers cannot meet the requirements (technology or ID card)
How online identification works with the online ID function via your smartphone or desktop
Start der Identifizierung

The identity check starts online

  • Online forwarding of your customer to the POSTIDENT portal
Wahl POSTIDENT durch Online-Ausweisfunktion

Select the POSTIDENT via eID function

  • Procedure selection: Select identity verification via smartphone with an NFC interface
Übermittlung der Daten

Transmission of the data

  • Export of the identification data via the smartphone’s NFC interface
Bereitstellung der Identifizierungsdaten

Provision of the identification data

  • Electronic provision of the data via the information portal or an automated data interface
Your customers have to meet the following requirements via the app:

Via the POSTIDENT app:

  • A smartphone with NFC (Near Field Communication) activated
  • German ID card or German electronic residence permit (issued after March 1, 2013) with the eID function activated
  • 6-digit PIN for the eID function. Alternatively, the 5-digit transport PIN can be used in the identification process to set the 6-digit PIN.
  • Stable Internet connection

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