Swedish BankID and Mobile BankID can be used in Digital Access via Nexus GO Authentication, SAML 2.0 federation or BankID web service API.Digital Access supports authentication using the Swedish national eID BankID. With Digital Access you can let your users authenticate with BankID on smartcard, file, or by using a smartphone with Mobile BankID. There are multiple ways to connect Digital Access to the service for validation of BankID and Mobile BankID. By using a national eID, such as BankID, you can easily and securely enable your services for a large number of customers without the burden of managing their credentials and authentication methods. Swedish BankID and Mobile BankID can be used in Digital Access via Nexus GO Authentication,Normally using their Internet bank and a self service to obtain the BankID or Mobile BankID SAML 2.0 federation or BankID web service API.
Swedish BankID and Mobile BankID can be used in Digital Access via Nexus GO Authentication,Normally using their Internet bank and a self service to obtain the BankID or Mobile BankID SAML 2.0 federation or BankID web service API.
BankID is an electronic identification solution that allows companies, banks, organizations and governments agencies to authenticate and conclude agreements with individuals over the Internet. BankID is an electronic identity document comparable to passports, drivers licenses and other physical identity documents. Since Swedish banks are the issuers of the BankID credentials, the users obtain their BankID from their bank. In this way you will not carry the burden of providing, or managing the lifecycle of your end users eIDs. This also means that you will get instant access to one or several secure ways to authenticate a large number of your end users.
Nexus Digital Access is a flexible solution for enabling strong authentication using national eIDs like BankID and Mobile BankID. When using Digital Access for authentication with BankID or Mobile BankID all you need to do is configure Digital Access to connect to an API. There is no need to develop specific support for the National eID within your own organization.
When using Nexus GO for BankID authentication you connect the cloud service Nexus GO provided by Nexus. Nexus GO provides a self service portal where you easily can register and subscribe to the Nexus GO service for BankID and Mobile BankID authentication. All information about how to connect Digital Access to Nexus GO is provided in the portal and you can start using BankID for authentication in minutes. Nexus GO will manage all contacts with the re-sellers of BankID and will also act as the relying party to the BankID service.
Nexus Managed Services offers authentication with BankID and Mobile BankID using the SAML 2.0 standard. Digital Access supports the SAML 2.0 standard and can connect to any service, providing BankID authentication using the SAML 2.0 standard. Users can authenticate by scanning a QR using Mobile BankID, that feature is currenlty not supported in Nexus GO Auth. Nexus Managed Services will manage all contacts with the re-sellers of BankID and will also act as the relying party to the BankID service. The SAML 2.0 support is also used to connect Digital Access to eIDAS and the Swedish eID system for nationl eIDs.
For more information, see SAML 2.0 federation.
BankID web service API
When using a direct integration to the web service API for relying parties from BankID, Digital Access is configured to connect directly to the BankID services. You will need to subscribe for the BankID service from one of the banks that are reselling the BankID service.
BankID version 5.1 supported in Digital Access 6.2.0
This section only concerns you if you use Swedish BankID and if your instance of Digital Access acts as relaying party (förlitande part) for BankID. If you use a 3rd party vendor for your relaying party integrations, it is that vendor who is responsible for these changes.
BankID v5.0 will be end-of-life, and deprecated, 2024-03-31.
BankID version 5.1 (*) was released in 2020, and Nexus supports that version in Digital Access version 6.2.0, which was released in April 2022. (See the release note for Digital Access 6.2.0 for more information.)
This version of Digital Access supports BankID version 5.1, which includes support for animated QR codes. Animated QR codes offer a more secure way of using BankID, which is why it is recommended to upgrade to Digital Access 6.2.0 if you want to benefit from this.
(*) BankID version 5.1 includes the following changes:
- Support for animated QR codes
- New return parameters to support animated QR codes
- autoStartTokenRequired deprecated
- tokenStartRequired introduced
This article is valid for Digital Access 6.2 and later.