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Company building of Governikus

Source: Governikus GmbH & Co. KG

Company building of Governikus

About AusweisApp

AusweisApp is a software that enables you to use the eID function of the Germany national ID, the electronic residence permit and the eID card for citizens of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). Since 2014, Bremen-based Governikus GmbH & Co. KG is developing the application on behalf of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

As one of the first agile projects implemented by the federal government, AusweisApp has been programmed according to the methods of agile software development since the beginning. Coordination with the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) takes place via regular so-called sprint meetings, which enable incremental and iterative development of the software.

Usability experts from Freie Universität Berlin also accompany the development of AusweisApp. The working group ID Management continuously evaluates the software's applicability and usability across all user groups. The findings of the scientific support are continuously incorporated into the design and development of AusweisApp.

About the Manufacturer

Governikus stands for security and confidentiality in digital communication like no other company in Germany. Since 1999, the company has been developing and supporting IT security solutions that are standard applications in the fields of e-government and e-justice. Its products cover the entire lifecycle of electronic data transmission: from authentication and secure data transport to preservation of evidence and long-term conservation of the value of electronic data. Learn more about Governikus here: