To offer MitID in your services for your customers and users, you need to sign a contract with a certified MitID broker, such as Scrive. A broker acts as an intermediary between the service provider (like a public authority, bank or pension provider) and the MitID service. Only a broker can allow a service provider to authenticate its users, so to enhance security, MitID has only certified a limited number of brokers.
The new eID for Denmark
MitID can be used for all the same scenarios where NemID has been used, including online banking, e-commerce and accessing public services.
Launched in 2021, MitID was developed by the Danish Authority for Digitisation and Finans Danmark, an organisation representing Danish banks, to address the newest security requirements.
For users, MitID is very similar to NemID. You need an authenticator to provide a method of two-factor authentication after logging in with your user ID and password. This will typically be the MitID app for smartphones and tablets, which generates the one-time use codes you need to authenticate yourself.
Alternatively, you can use a hardware device to generate your codes, either the MitID code display or audio code reader. A third hardware method is the MitID chip, which offers convenience to people who need to use MitID several times a day, such as for work. The chip can connect to your device via USB, Bluetooth or NFC.
As a security improvement, MitID discontinues the use of the NemID code cards, which are too easily copied and abused.