3.17 Swedish BankID

The Swedish BankID method enables you to authenticate using your Swedish Personal Identification Number. To enroll the Swedish BankID authenticator, you must have the BankID app either on your computer or mobile device. When you try to authenticate any device a request is sent to the BankID app, specify the security code to unlock the app. The recorded personal identification number is compared with actual identification number on the BankID app. If the identification numbers match, you are authenticated successfully.

3.17.1 Enrolling the Swedish BankID Authenticator

Before enrolling, ensure that you have the following prerequisites:

  • Social Security Number (SSN)

  • BankID app (either desktop or mobile version).

    For more information about the BankID app, see BankID.

    NOTE:While you set up the security code for the BankID app, ensure that the code must contain six digits in non-sequential format (for example: 221144).

To enroll the Swedish BankID, perform the following steps:

  1. Click the BankID icon in Add Authenticator.

  2. (Optional) Specify a comment related to BankID authenticator in Comment.

  3. (Optional) Select the preferred category from Category.

  4. Specify the personal identification number in Personal ID (SSN).

  5. Click Save.

    A message Authenticator "BankID" added is displayed.

3.17.2 Testing the Swedish BankID Authenticator

  1. Click the BankID icon in Enrolled Authenticators.

  2. Click Test.

    A message Start your BankID app is displayed.

  3. Open the BankID app.

  4. Specify Security Code.

    • (Conditional) Click Identify on the mobile app.

    • (Conditional) Click Verify my identity on the desktop app.

    If the test is successful, a message Authenticator "BankID" passed the test is displayed.