AusweisApp2 is a software that you install on your smartphone, computer or tablet in order to read out your ID card and to be able to identify yourself digitally. In addition, AusweisApp2 enables encrypted data exchange between the ID card and the online service where you want to identify yourself.
Depending on your operating system, select the appropriate download and install AusweisApp2 on your computer, smartphone or tablet.
Supported systems: Android 5.0 or higher, iOS 13.0 or higher, macOS 10.13 or higher, Windows 7 SP1, 8.1 and 10.
Before each readout of your ID card data, AusweisApp2 displays the so-called authorization certificate of the service provider. This provides information about who your data is to be transmitted to and what data this provider wants to read from your ID card.
The authorization certificate is a government permit that the service provider must apply for at the Federal Office of Administration. With the application, he commits himself to comply with all legal requirements regarding data protection and IT security. The validity of this certificate is checked and displayed for each new request.
You can connect your smartphone as a card reader via remote service. This allows you to use AusweisApp2 on your computer or non-NFC-enabled tablet. Readout of the eID card and PIN entry are performed on your smartphone, on which AusweisApp2 must also be installed. The initial pairing of smartphone and computer/tablet is done via the displayed pairing code. After this initial pairing, you only need to make the smartphone visible by activating remote service.
The eID function enables you to identify yourself securely on the Internet. Whether you are using government services, opening a customer account, or submitting your BAföG application - with the eID function, you can do everything easily, quickly, and securely from home.
To make it as easy as possible for you to use the eID function and AusweisApp2, you can find an overview of some video tutorials here.
AusweisApp2 is an open source software. Under the EUPL license, interested developers can get the original source code, duplicate it, develop it further, program optimizations and make them available to the community again.