An authorization certificate is required for each electronic service that can be used with the online ID card, which authorizes authentication and authentication of the user and provider. You can apply for an authorisation certificate: Service providers and identification service providers On-site service providers The following authorizations are distinguished: the proof of identity to online service providers, the on-site readout at service providers and Proof of identity to identification service providers. Proof of identity vis-à-vis online service providers The authorization certificate gives you permission to request and process data from ID cards to identify the holder. The authorization certificate and the verified electronic keys enable technical access. You can use it to integrate the online ID card function as a digital means of identification in your own online service or in a vending machine or terminal. In your application, you must explain why you have an interest in using the online ID card function and how you will use the ID card holders' personal data. You must also ensure that the data is sufficiently protected. On-site reading at service providers Wherever personal data such as name and address is to be transferred to a form, an on-site readout is a good option. The data is read out and transferred electronically. The credential holder is present in person. Before the data is read out, the holder of the authorization must identify the cardholder by means of the printed photo and his/her personal data. In the case of on-site readout, the PIN entry by the badge holder is not required. It is replaced by the entry or technical recording of the access number (Card Access Number - CAN) on the front of the ID card by the holder of the authorization. Proof of identity to identification service providers Businesses and government agencies can use a certified third-party service for proof of identity. The so-called identification service providers make the data from the use of the online ID function available to companies and authorities in individual cases. Identification service providers must apply for the authorisation and the authorisation certificate instead of the service providers. They must also have their service certified by the Federal Office for Information Security. The authorizations are valid for a maximum of 3 years. In the event of a breach of the declaration made and the law, they can be withdrawn immediately at any time. Note You, as the applicant, must commission the authorisation certificate provider (BerCA) yourself. This means: On the basis of the positive authorization notice from the Federal Office of Administration (BVA), you conclude a contract directly with the provider of authorization certificates for the technical procurement of the authorization certificate and the revocation lists. .