How does online identification via the Nect Ident process work?
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    This article describes the online identification via Nect Ident process (former Self-Ident) with the Nect Wallet app as a prerequisite for activating an EU Identity.

    Attention!
    Please not that the identification process from Nect may be subject to change! All information is without guarantee!

    Activation token

    An activation token is needed for the online identification. 

    Please contact your sales representative to obtain one.

    Alternatively,  you can request it by submitting a sales inquiry on the XiTrust website.


    Sales inquirySales inquiry

    A-Trust - Start the activation

    Start the registration on the A-Trust page by inserting the activation token into the input field.

    Attention!
    Please note that the A-Trust website is only available in German.


    Insert activation tokenInsert activation token 


    Then, you must enter the mobile phone number as well as the e-mail address to start the activation via NECT.


    Insert mobile phone number and e-mail addressInsert mobile phone number and e-mail address 

    Attention!
    Please note that the mobile number must be entered in international format (e.g. +43XXX...) and without spaces.

     

    After confirming the entered data with the Weiter button, the following information is displayed:

    The registration has been completed successfully. We will now forward you to our partner NECT. They will carry out the identification for us. You will need the NECT app for this. If you have not yet installed it, please do so now. You can then continue with the activation.


    Weiterleitung zu NECTForwarding to NECT

    The Nect Wallet App is available at:

    Once installed, open the app and agree to the terms and conditions.


    In the browser window, click onWeiter zu NECT. You will be redirected to a page where you can choose between two options to start the authentication process:

    • Open your camera app and scan to start
    • Send yourself a link to start the identification process


    Nect - Open your camera app and scan to start

    Scan the QR code and follow the instructions in the Nect Wallet app.


    Open camera app and scan QR codeOpen camera app and scan QR code

     

    Enter your phone number without spaces and click on Send SMS for free. You will receive a message on your smartphone. Click on the link it contains and follow the instructions in the Nect Wallet app.


    Send link and start identification process
    Send link and start identification process

     

     

    Link sent to smartphoneLink sent to smartphone

     


    The Authentication process in the Nect Wallet

    The authentication process then always runs in the same way, regardless of which option was used to start the process. 


    Nect Process Instructions 1Nect Process Instructions 1*


    Nect Process InstructionsNect Process Instructions 2*

     

    The following documents are accepted for identification: 

    • German identity card
    • Passport (all valid passports)
    • German residence permit
    • Spanish identity card
    • Polish identity card


    Watch the following clip or follow the instructions in the app to record a video of the front of your ID card and a selfie video. The exact procedure is also explained in a video before the procedure is carried out.

     


    *** Nect Ident (former Selfie-Ident)



    ID card and selfie videoID card and selfie video**


    While the data is being processed in the app on the smartphone, it is also shown in your browser window on the PC that the identification is in progress.


    Attention!
    Do not close the app or the browser window while the identification is in progress.


    Identification in progress display in the browserIdentification in progress display in the browser

     

    After the identification has been completed successfully in the app, click the button to continue with A-Trust. You are informed that the identification process is complete and that you should follow the instructions in your browser on the computer.


    Attention!
    The further steps are no longer carried out on your smartphone, but in your browser on your computer.


    In your browser you will also be informed that the Nect identification has been completed. Click on EU-Identity aktivieren to start this process.


    Activate EU-IdentityActivate EU-Identity

     

    You are redirected to the EU Identity activation page.


    xIDENTITY activationxIDENTITY activation


    The activation or renewal of xIDENTITY certificates is described in the article How to activate and renew a xIDENTITY certificate? (German only).

    Sources

    Nect Wallet

    ** Nect

    *** Nect website






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