Collection:Electronic identification

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An electronic identification (eID) program is an eID verification system. An electronic identification (eID) is a digital solution for proof of identity of citizens or organizations, for example in view to access benefits or services provided by government authorities (like digital COVID certificates), banks, cryptocurrency exchangers (see free software that accepts Bitcoin), or other companies, for mobile payments, etc. Apart from online authentication and login, many electronic identity services also give users the option to sign electronic documents with a digital signature. Some e-commerce companies require their customer to sign with eID for any payment method, or limits their functions for those who don't login with eID. There are also an increasing number of countries applying electronic identification for voting.

It is often to complex to write free eID variants of propriatery eID from scratch. Free eID often has to be developed by reversed engineered proprietary eID but that is a very hard task which is one of the primarily reasons why free eID programs have become more rare.

This page lists eID programs distributed as free software to protect the users from backdoors.

Bank ID

Governments in many countries demand by law that cryptocurrency exchange companies to require Bank ID for their customers to sign in to their services. Also, industrial countries are slowly merging to cashless societies. For example, Sweden is paving its way to becoming the world's first cashless society by March 24, 2023, but there is no free Bank ID software available.

Free eID replacement Proprietary eID
Software Status Software Mandatory log in (privacy issue) Country or territory
FriBID Obsolete BankID Public health care: Sweden

COVID vaccine passport apps for Android


App Status Proprietary dependency (eg eID) Country or territory
CovPassCheck Working ? European Union (EU)


Software Status Proprietary dependency (eg eID) Country or territory
COVID Certificate Working ? Switzerland
COVID Certificate Check Working ? Switzerland
CovidAt Working ? France

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