Electronic ID

In order to use digital services from Norwegian public agencies, you must have an electronic identification, e-ID, to be able to log in. An electronic identification is an electronic way of proving one's identity on the internet.

Get an electronic ID

You can choose between different electronic IDs to log into digital services from Norwegian public authorities: MinID, BankID, Buypass or Commfides.

MinID is a personal, electronic ID that provides access to public services at a substantial level of security (level 3).

Norwegian Digitalisation Agency is responsible for MinID. If you are 13 years old or older, you can order a MinID.

To register yourself as a MinID user you need the following:

  • National identity number or D number
  • Mobile phone and e-mail address
  • Activation letter

More about registering and logging in as a MinID user.

BankID is a personal, electronic ID that gives you access to public services with the highest level of security (level 4).

To order BankID you must contact your bank.

More about ordering and logging in with BankID

Buypass ID is a personal, electronic ID that gives you access to public services with the highest level of security (level 4)

More about ordering and logging in with Buypass ID.

Commfides is a personal, electronic ID which gives you access to public services with the highest level of security (level 4).

To order Commfides e-ID you must contact Commfides. 

More about ordering and logging in with Commfides.

Log in to a digital services

To log in to a public service you have to find the service on the internett. You will find the service at the website for thoose who are responsible for the service, or you can use norge.no. At norge.no you can find services by search or "Life situations" or the menu "Find services".

Security and privacy

Electronic ID is important to confirm that you are the person you claim to be when using online public services.

To prevent identity theft, it is important to be aware of to whom you are giving your personal information, and the context in which the information is being provided.

Read more about security and privacy here. 

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4.6 million people use their electronic ID to log into services via ID-porten log-in system. The system is used by more than 1000 public agencies and gives access to more than 4000 digital services.
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