Verimi is a European electronic identity scheme which allows end-users to provide reliable proof of their identity to businesses and public authorities in a convenient and secure fashion, including e-government services.
- End-users can choose which details they want to share with third parties.
- Verimi may also be used to safely store sensitive digital documents.
Signicat supports Verimi for identity verification, authentication, and signing.
Integrating with Verimi through Signicat
Web integration with Verimi is done via the same API as Signicat’s other ID methods. See “Get started with authentication“ for more information. Through the single point of integration, one will get access to Signicat’s wide portfolio of integrated ID methods, not only Verimi, but also other services like identity paper verification, lookups, and video assurance.
By clicking the “Login with Verimi” or “Register with Verimi” button, the end-user will be forwarded to verimi.com in order to authenticate. This can be done using an email address and password or using a mobile phone number (Verimi supports the Mobile Connect standard). After this, the merchant will be able to access the personal data that the end-user has chosen to make available.
Then, the end-user can authorize the merchant to access particular personal data fields. If the merchant requests a verified identity, the end-user will be led through the verification process without leaving the flow (inline verification). Verimi offers six verification levels and corresponding methods (Personalausweis (eID), bank ident, giro ident, video ident, auto ident, and photo ident). After this, the merchant will be able to access the personal data that the end-user has chosen to make available.
How to get started with Verimi
If you want to start using Verimi through Signicat, get in touch with us and our sales team will guide you through the process.
Signicat’s test environment preprod.signicat.com is available 24×7, and may be used during your development and test phase.
After you are registered as a service provider in the Verimi platform, you will receive a client_id and a client_secret to authenticate your application. For test purposes, you can use the test credentials listed here.