About AusweisApp2

An Overview of the App

The AusweisApp2 is a software, that you can install on your Computer/Smartphone/Tablet, to identify yourself online with your ID card, your electronic residence permit or your eID card. The App is availible for the most used operating systems and works in all common browsers.

The AusweisApp2 offers you an intigrated self-assessment where you are able to view your data that is stored on the online ID.

In the app you will also find an overview with the available services, a running overview and you can manage your PIN there.

In the settings, you can set up the app for your needs and manage your card readers.

Via the menu item "Help" you can access further help or save an error log and send it to our support team.

Video: Setup and functions of your AusweisApp2

Software Development Kit

As a service provider, you may want to integrate the functionalities of the AusweisApp2 into your own app. Therefore you can simply use our function call-based SDK.

AusweisApp2 is Open Source Software

Since July 3, 2017, the source code of AusweisApp2 is available on the online platform Github (for software development projects with version management). Under the EUPL license, users can obtain the original source code, copy it, develop it further, program optimizations and make it available to the community again.

Usability review

We value an independent review of the usability of our software. For that reason, we have commissioned the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin to continuously check the applicability and usability of the software. The working group ID-Management of the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin accompanies our field tests and innovations of the software. The findings of the academic support are continuously incorporated into the design and programming of AusweisApp2.

Academic support

Learn something about the work group ID-Management here.


A certified test center of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) regularly conducts development-related conformity tests for the technical guidelines. The goal is to publish the tested and verified software with a security certificate from the BSI.

Certificate according to TR-03124

You can find the current certificate for AusweisApp2 here.