The online identification function enables you to identify yourself unambiguously on the Internet. Whether you need to use public services, open a customer account or submit your BAföG application - with the online identification function you can do everything easily, quickly and securely from home. 

In order to make it as easy as possible for you to use the online ID function and the AusweisApp2, you can find here some video tutorials at a glance.

Video: Using the online ID function - an example

Video: Setup and functions of your AusweisApp2

How to read out your identity card

To successfully use the online ID function with AusweisApp2 you need: 

  1. Your ID card and the corresponding PIN
  2. AusweisApp2 on your PC, laptop or smartphone
  3. A card reader: either your smartphone as card reader or a USB card reader

This video shows you how to use the AusweisApp2 with your smartphone as a card reader, using an Android smartphone as an example:


How to use the AusweisApp2 with a USB card reader is shown in the following video:


Video: Using a smartphone as card reader

Video: Requirements for using the online ID function

Tips for mobile use of the online ID function

As already described in the video on the setup and functions of the AusweisApp2, you can also use the online ID function completely mobile, i.e. only with the help of your smartphone. The following videos provide helpful tips and tricks - for Android devices and iPhones.

Video: Online identification - easy with a mobile device and AusweisApp2

Video: Using the online ID function with NFC on a mobile device (Android)

Video: Using the online ID function with NFC on a mobile device (iOS)

Briefly explained: (Transport) PIN, CAN and PUK

What are Transport PIN, PIN, CAN and PUK, when and for what are they needed? The following video provides an explanation. 

You can also find detailed information here.

Video: PIN, CAN, PUK and blocking password

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