BankID is Norways leading electronic identification-method. It was published in 2004, and was developed in cooperation with multiple large banks, similiarly to its Swedish relative.
Today they supply over 4 million Norwegians with safe login, bank access, insurance, online payment and mobile identification. This eID is also supported by Addo Sign.
1. What is Norwegian BankID
2. How to sign with Norwegian BankID
3. What does the signature look like
What is Norwegian BankID
Even though Norway isn't part of the EU, it still follow the law on Electronic identification and trusted service providers, that was implemented in accordance to Norways implementation of the the eIDAS regulative in 2018.
Since this is a certified eID signing method, delivered by a Trusted Service Probider, it meets all eIDAS demands for an Advanced Electronic signature, and will thus be accepted as a trusted signing method in countries inside, and outside the EU.
BankID can be used as an identification or signing method on any document.
The document recipient can in any transaction choose between using BankID and BankID Mobile.
BankID mobile is an alternative option for identification and signing documents. In this case, you use your phone for 2 factor-authentification. With BankID mobile, you must be aware that you by default can't sign multiple documents with 1 sign-in, even though the option Sign multiple documents with one signature is enabled.
Follow the guide How to sign with Norsk BankID Mobile when the signing key is on if you want this option.
How to sign with Norwegian BankID
In Order to sign with Norwegian BankID, the signer must have a Norwegian BankID acccount. We will now go through an example on Email:
- Click Open Document
- You will now see the Signing Portal. Click Read and Sign to sign the document. (If the sender has decided that the signer must identify before they can sign, then this step will come later).
- Click Sign Document
- Click Continue
- You can now choose between BankID and BankID On Mobile. We will now go through the BankID Method
- Enter your ID number
- Enter the One Time Code you have received
- Enter your personal BankID Password
The document is now succesfully signed.
What does the signature look like?
After the document is signed, the sender and copy-recipient (and signer, if sender has chosen so) will receive a copy of the signed document, containing the special Norwegian BankID stamp.
Every additional signer adds an extra stamp.