With AUTHADA you can identify yourself online, from home and in the shortest possible time, because your smartphone becomes a reader for the German electronic identity card. For a successful identification you need:

    1) A German identity card or residence permit in credit card format with the online identification function activated
    2) The corresponding six-digit PIN
    3) An NFC-enabled smartphone / tablet
    4) The installed AUTHADA app

The activated electronic identity card or residence permit with associated PIN

In order to identify yourself with the AUTHADA-App you need the PIN letter, which you have received by mail after applying for the new ID card. The letter contains:

    - The five-digit transport PIN: If you have not already done so, you must first change the transport PIN to a six-digit personal PIN using our app.
    - The PUK: If you enter your PIN incorrectly three times, you must enter the PUK to unlock the card again
    - The lock password: Lost or stolen badges can be immediately locked using the lock password

To ensure that your identity card has the eID function, it must have been issued after 2011 and you must have agreed to its activation when applying for it at the Citizens' Office. If the ID card was applied after July 2017, the eID function is automatically activated for your ID card.

The NFC-enabled smartphone / tablet

Many Android devices can read the electronic identity card. You can find out if your device is compatible on our device whitelist on our website.

The installed AUTHADA app

After you have installed the app, either scan the QR code of the service provider displayed in your browser or open the AUTHADA app directly on your mobile device. Now follow the instructions in the app.

AUTHADA protects your privacy

AUTHADA's eID solution is certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security and guarantees compliance with the highest security requirements. Personal data is only read out if it is legally required for the start of the business relationship between the user and the service provider. AUTHADA does not store any data.
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What's New

Picture taking improved
Further enhancements
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Additional Information

July 15, 2020
Current Version
Requires Android
4.4 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
AUTHADA GmbH Julius-Reiber-Str. 15a 64293 Darmstadt
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