# About Buypass
Buypass ID is a Norwegian personal electronic ID which can be used for secure electronic identification, signature and payment. Buypass ID can be stored on a Buypass smart card or on a mobile phone.
Buypass personal ID can be used both for private services at Buypass user locations and as a personal ID in a business solution.
In the latter solution you can combine both local certificates (issued by the company itself), to serve the internal needs of the local logon and qualified certificates (issued by Buypass) on a single smart card.
With Buypass ID you can log on to websites, sign contracts electronically and pay in a simple and user-friendly way with a method that fulfills the market’s highest level of security requirements.
# How to get started with Buypass ID
Signicat may, if agreed, carry out some of the steps on behalf of the customer.
# Process overview
- Customer signs agreement with Signicat AS.
- Customer signs agreement with Buypass.
- Customer orders Buypass Merchant certificate for test.
- Signicat installs Buypass Merchant certificate for test.
- Customer/Buypass performs Buypass acceptance test.
- Customer orders Buypass Merchant certificate for production.
- Signicat installs Buypass Merchant certificate for production.
- Customer performs the acceptance test of the web application.
Buypass issues the following certificates:
- Buypass Smartkort (Smart card)
- Buypass ID in mobile
# Smart card (Smartkort)
Buypass Smartkort is a personal smart card loaded with a certificate. You need a smart card reader to use this to authenticate or sign documents.
# Buypass mobile app
As an alternative to smart cards, Buypass offers a mobile app that the user can use to authenticate instead of the smart card.
# Test information
Signicat offers 24/7/365 free access to the preproduction environment, preprod.signicat.com.
# Test Certificates
Buypass support issues test certificates. You may contact Buypass support at +47 6113 5920, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The certificates are plastic cards. You will need a card and a card reader. Necessary software is made available during test.
# Test the smart card
# Testing your production certificates
When you have your own configuration in Signicat's system, you may test your merchant certificate for production. The test must be carried out by authenticating real users, or signing documents on your configuration for production.
# Other sources
Read more about Buypass Electronic ID on https://www.buypass.no/produkter-og-tjenester/virksomhetssertifikat (opens new window) (in Norwegian).