eID-Me

Mobile Identity Verification and Digital Identity

Give your customers the power to prove their identity online and in person using their mobile phone.

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Overview

Scanning an ID card to verify name, address, age, and other ID information for KYC ID verification

Fast and compliant identity proofing remotely or in person

Increase customer acquisition by simplifying and accelerating identity proofing. Scan ID documents, including driver's licence, health card, and passport. Verify your customer's name, age, address, and other information, remotely or in-person in minutes. Comply with FINTRAC AML-KYC regulations and all four Identity Assurance Levels of the Treasury Board of Canada.

Using the eID-Me smartphone app to scan a driver's licence for KYC ID verification Using the eID-Me smartphone app to take a selfie with liveness detection at home
Digital ID with ID information and credentials securely stored on the eID-Me smartphone app using secure encryption and hardware-backed security

Secure and private digital identity on your mobile phone

Provide customers a certificate-based digital identity with verified personal information, secured with strong encryption and the hardware-backed security on your customer's mobile phone. No personal information is centralized or stored online in a cloud database, eliminating massive identity theft attacks. The customer always has control of their identity.

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Customer securely accessing online and in person services using their verified digital ID and ID information

Convenient and secure access with verified identity information

Let customers access your online and in-person services using their verified identity information on their mobile phone. Enable purchases of restricted goods with verified age. Enable registrations for financial products with verified name, address, and phone number. No passwords required. Based on industry standards. Easy to use, easy to install, and very secure.

Signing in with eID-Me to an online age restricted website without a password Using eID-Me to verify legal age of majority at a liqour store POS system
Using the eID-Me smartphone app to scan a driver's licence for KYC ID verification Using the eID-Me smartphone app to take a selfie with liveness detection at home
Using the eID-Me smartphone app to prove legal age of majority at a liquor store Using the eID-Me smartphone app to securely share health information at a hospital
Signing in with eID-Me to an online age restricted website without a password Using eID-Me to verify legal age of majority at a liqour store POS system

Started with Ontario
Built for you

Learn about eID-Me and the Government of Ontario.

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Why eID-Me?

Using eID-Me to scan ID information from a driver's licence, passport, and other ID documents for KYC ID verification

Verify your customers’ identities conveniently and accurately

  • Meet Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements.
  • Verify a customer’s driver’s licence, health card, passport, and more.
  • Give customers the convenience they want with remote identity proofing from their home.
  • Give customers the option of in-person identity proofing from your locations.
  • Ensure accurate identity proofing with computer vision, fraud detection, geolocation, liveness detection, facial recognition, and ultraviolet, infrared card scanning.
Using eID-Me to scan ID information from a driver's licence, passport, and other ID documents for KYC ID verification
eID-Me securing ID information on the smartphone using AES-256 encryption, public key cryptography, and hardware security to prevent phishing, MITM, and MITB attacks
eID-Me securing ID information on the smartphone using AES-256 encryption, public key cryptography, and hardware security to prevent phishing, MITM, and MITB attacks

Secure verified identity information on your customer’s mobile phone

  • All data is secured with strong AES-256 encryption.
  • Password-free logins are secured with public key authentication, which resists phishing, replay, man-in-the-middle, and man-in-the-browser attacks.
  • Every hardware security mechanism available on the phone is leveraged to ensure identities cannot be stolen, copied, or forged.
  • Next-generation hardware security modules (HSMs) ensure that eID-Me’s registration and identity services cannot be maliciously accessed.
  • Reduce the effectiveness of trending, large-scale data breaches and identity theft with eID-Me’s decentralized architecture.
Using the eID-Me smartphone app to sign in to an age restricted website without a password

Give customers convenient access to your services with their verified identity

  • Provide convenient access to both online and in-person services based on the customer’s trusted digital identity.
  • Enable password-free sign in to your online web service with automatic push notifications to the customer’s eID-Me mobile app.
  • Customers simply tap on their phone or use their phone’s biometric scanner to initiate and authorize identity requests.
Using the eID-Me smartphone app to sign in to an age restricted website without a password
Using the eID-Me smartphone app to privately and securely share verified ID information, such as age and address, online
Using the eID-Me smartphone app to privately and securely share verified ID information, such as age and address, online

Make customer privacy a priority

  • Customers always see who is requesting their identity information and which information is requested.
  • Give customers control over their digital identity by letting them choose which identity information they want to share.
  • Identity information is always in your customers’ possession. It is never hosted by a centralized service or third-party provider.
The eID-Me digital identity solution is integrated with OpenID Connect and SAML federated identity protocols

Easily and quickly integrate eID-Me into your services

  • eID-Me is based on industry-standard identity federation protocols (OpenID Connect and SAML), which enables easy adoption.
  • eID-Me is compatible with standard QR code readers and scanners, which are widely available and already used in most point of sale systems.
  • White label eID-Me with your branding if desired.
The eID-Me digital identity solution is integrated with OpenID Connect and SAML federated identity protocols

Use cases

  • Issue verified digital identity credentials based on verified identity information from official government ID.
  • Provide convenient and secure access to digital government services and benefits with verified digital identity credentials.
  • Reduce processing and wait times at in-person government services as more citizens easily adopt digital government services with eID-Me.
  • Let customers conveniently sign up for your financial services online with fast, remote identity proofing.
  • Know your customer with verified name, address, and credit history to determine trustworthiness.
  • Comply with FINTRAC anti-money laundering, know your customer (AML, KYC) regulations.
  • Sell restricted goods online by easily verifying your customer’s age, address, and other identity information.
  • Build customer loyalty by letting customers quickly sign in to your website using their verified digital identity (password-free).
  • Automatically receive the most accurate, up-to-date identity and medical information directly from your patient’s phone.
  • Reduce errors in electronic medical records due to typos and out-of-date information.
  • Decrease failed payments due to inaccurate electronic medical records, increasing revenue.
  • Know your customer by conveniently verifying their name, address, and driver's licence to determine their trustworthiness.
  • Give lenders peace of mind by ensuring that their shared resources are only used by trustworthy borrowers.
  • Increase growth by boosting your credibility with eID-Me’s verified digital identity infrastructure.

How it works for your customers

  1. Take selfie.
  2. Scan ID cards and documents.
  3. Submit for identity proofing through the eID-Me service.
  4. Once your identity is verified, your eID-Me digital identity is issued to your phone.
Using the eID-Me smartphone app to scan a driver's licence for KYC ID verification Using the eID-Me smartphone app to scan a driver's licence for KYC ID verification
  1. Scan ID cards and documents.
  2. Registration clerk verifies your ID photo and information.
  3. Submit for identity proofing through the eID-Me service.
  4. Once your identity is verified, register for the app using email or a printed QR code, and your eID-Me digital identity is issued to your phone.
The desktop application for the eID-Me identity verification solution with scanned ID information from a driver's licence The desktop application for the eID-Me identity verification solution with scanned ID information from a driver's licence
  1. Choose the eID-Me option on supported sites.
  2. Enter your eID-Me identifier into the username field.
  3. Receive identity request notification on your phone.
  4. Review the identity information being requested, and select the information you are willing to share.
  5. Select the correct Confirmation Code.
  6. Approve the identity request to send approved identity information and sign in to the web service or deny the request, refusing to share any identity information, and abort the login process.
Using the eID-Me smartphone app to sign in to a website without a password and share verified ID information, including name and birthdate Using the eID-Me smartphone app to sign in to a website without a password and share verified ID information, including name and birthdate
  1. Tap “Use my ID” in your eID-Me app to reveal a connection QR code.
  2. Let the clerk scan the QR code displayed on your phone.
  3. Receive identity request pushed to your phone.
  4. Review the identity information being requested, and select the information you are willing to share.
  5. Approve the identity request to send approved identity information or deny the request, refusing to share any identity information.
Using eID-Me to verify legal age of majority at a liqour store POS system Using eID-Me to verify legal age of majority at a liqour store POS system

Solutions

Scanning an ID card to verify name, address, age, and other ID information for KYC ID verification

Mobile Identity Verification

  • Remote and/or in-person identity proofing (KYC compliant)
  • Selfie and face biometric scan with liveness check (remote verification)
  • ID card and document scanning
  • ID proofing against trusted databases
  • Starting at $1/verification
Customer securely accessing online and in person services using their verified digital ID and ID information

Mobile Digital Identity

  • Secure storage of identity credentials on the mobile phone
  • Password-free federated login via mobile phone
  • Onboarding done by importing existing client base
  • Starting at $1/user/month
Combined ID verification solution and digital ID solution

Mobile Identity Verification and Digital Identity

  • All of the identity verification features
  • Secure storage of identity information on the mobile phone
  • Password-free federated login via mobile phone
  • Use of identity information online and in person
  • Starting at $0.90/verification and $0.90/user/month

eID-Me for Ontario digital identity

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eID-Me began as part of Ontario’s Small Business Innovation Challenge (SBIC) in response to the Digital Identity Program problem statement issued by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. The SBIC program was delivered by Ontario Centres of Excellence on behalf of the Government of Ontario.

Bluink Ltd. developed eID-Me with the Ontario Government in partnership with Crypto4A, Canadian POS, and Carleton University. eID-Me will be ready for pilot deployments in 2019.

FAQ

eID-Me is not a replacement for Ontario identity cards. eID-Me is an electronic digital identity that can be used for logging into online services or for use in offline face-to-face scenarios, and so it can contain your identity card information and more. Depending on the service provider, eID-Me can be used instead of an identity card (e.g., proof of age).

eID-Me information is encrypted on your smartphone and bound to your phone's authentication methods (e.g., passcode and biometric). The only way to access this information is by unlocking your phone. The eID-Me app can also be configured to auto-lock after a period of time, and you can set individual identity information to require reauthentication. Unlocking the app or using one of those protected pieces of identity information will require that you authenticate to your phone.

Instead of handing over your driver’s license card or phone, the officer could use his mobile device to send a request to your phone for your driver information. You will see their request, and you choose the information you send to the officer’s mobile device. In another example, if you’re buying beer at LCBO, the cashier uses the point of sale system to send a request to your phone for your age and photo. You always see who is making a request and what information is being requested, and you always choose what information you share.

If you lose your smartphone, there are a couple of things to know. First your eID-Me identity information will be protected by your phone’s authentication methods (e.g., passcode and biometric). Provided you have such methods enabled, your data will remain safe. Second, if your smartphone is really lost, you will need to re-register for an eID-Me identity on a new phone.

You can register eID-Me on multiple phones. You also have the option to revoke or disable the identity on your old phone.

eID-Me will be available on iOS and Android. The specific versions will be announced at a later date.

Provided eID-Me has been commercialized and adopted, you will be able to register for eID-Me online directly from your smartphone provided there is enough identity proofing information that can be verified. If not, you can always register for eID-Me face-to-face at a ServiceOntario centre. More details will be available once eID-Me is ready for release.

eID-Me will be ready for pilot deployments in 2019. Public release will be announced at a later date if the solution is adopted by the Ontario Government.

eID-Me in the news

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Give your customers the power to prove their identity online and in person using their mobile phone.

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