If you think someone else is using your xID and pretending to be you, you can go to this website and select ‘Delete xID’. You can then create a new xID. When you do this, xID will only be activated on the device you used when you created a new xID. You will also be asked to use BankID to activate the xID on other devices you want to use xID on.
When you activate xID on a new device, you can use xID on all the websites you previously used xID on. You do not need to approve each website again.
To be certain that no one can use your xID on the device you have lost, you can delete your xID. You do this by visiting this website and selecting ‘Delete xID’. You can then create a new xID, and will still be able to use xID to log in to the websites you have previously chosen. You must use BankID to activate each device you want to use xID on. This way you can be certain that no one gains access to your xID after you have deleted it. We also recommend that you do this if your device has been stolen or if you have sold your device to someone else before deleting your xID from the device first.
Do you want to go back to using your username and password instead of xID? Go to this website and select ‘Delete xID’.
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If this doesn’t help, you can contact one of our customer advisers by using the contact form below, and we will contact you by email.
If you no longer want to use xID on a given website, you can go to the website and tell xID not to remember you on the site.
It is BankID Norway – the company behind BankID – that has developed xID. We work to make the online experience simpler and more secure for our customers, and therefore wish to inform all BankID users about our new service, xID, a new alternative to logging in with a username and password. You will still use BankID for services that require the highest level of identification, for example for online banking services.
xID will not use data you have stored with us for marketing purposes. Nor will we disclose information about where you have used your xID. If you choose to share your personal data with a website, the website can send you information if you agree, in the same way as today.
When you use xID to log in, your name and date of birth will be disclosed to the website, in addition to a unique number that is assigned to you when you create a BankID. This unique number is the same for BankID and xID. The number may also be disclosed to websites that already have your personal ID number, to enable them to give you access to other information from their systems.
If a website requests more information about you, for example contact information, you can always choose whether and what data to disclose. You never disclose information about yourself without consenting, and you will always be asked before information is disclosed to the website. If you consent, only the website that requests the information will receive it.
The privacy statement for xID describes what information is saved and why.
When you become an xID user, your name, personal ID number and a unique number assigned to you when you create your xID are retrieved from the BankID service. xID needs this to enable you to register and log in to the websites you want.
When you use xID, we save a log of your use of xID on relevant websites. The log is used to safeguard your interests and consumer rights in the event of disputes relating to online purchases and orders. The log is also used for statistics and to invoice websites linked to xID.
If you try to use your xID on a website, but we are unable to recognise it, we will ask you to use BankID to verify your identify. This ensures that no one other than you has access to your logged in pages. You will also be asked to use BankID if you want to activate xID on a new device.
Many people use the same password on several different websites so that they don’t have to remember a lot of different passwords. If anyone were to get hold of this password, they can pretend to be you and gain access to many different websites. With xID, this is not an issue. xID is a more secure login alternative than your username and password.
You must use BankID to verify your identify when you create an xID, so that no one can create an xID on your behalf. You only need to do this once. You will also be asked to use BankID instead of xID if we don’t recognise your xID, or if you want to activate xID on a new device.
When you create an xID, a cookie is placed in your browser. If you agree to using your xID to log in to a website, this cookie is used to tell the website who you are, so that it can let you in. We also use several security mechanisms to ensure that no one can copy your cookie and pretend to be you.
Several websites now offer xID as a simple and secure alternative to logging in with a username and password. When you try to use xID to log in to a website, you will be asked to use BankID if we do not recognise your xID. You will also be asked to use BankID if you haven’t created an xID before, or if you want to use xID on a new device.
Once you have created your xID and visit a website that uses the service, you can choose to use xID for a simple and secure login, instead of your username and password. If you choose this solution, you use your xID to tell the website that you’re you. This will give you direct access to the logged in page. You choose where you wish to use your xID, and you must consent to the use of xID on each individual website. This gives you complete control of where you use your xID.
With some banks, you can use xID instead of filling in your personal ID number when logging in with BankID. This will make logging in with BankID slightly quicker, but this is entirely your choosing.
xID is a new service from BankID Norway that enables you to log in to websites in a fast, simple and secure manner. In other words, you can use xID instead of your username and password. You can also use xID to fill in information about yourself, such as your name, address and phone number, where requested. You create your xID using BankID, and the next time you visit a website that uses the service, you can choose to use xID. A simple and secure online experience – by a Norwegian provider that you trust.
When you agree to be remembered on a website to gain direct access next time, a cookie is placed in your browser that recognises you when you next visit the site. If someone were to get hold of this cookie, they can pretend to be you and gain access to the websites that remember you. xID has several security mechanisms that are triggered if anyone tries to copy or steal this cookie. In other words, xID is as simple as ‘remember me’ functions, but more secure.
It doesn’t cost anything to use xID. If you administer a website and wish to offer your customers xID as a simple, secure login alternative to username and password, go to www.bankid.no for more information about the service and how to proceed.
Many people find it difficult to keep track of all the usernames and passwords they use to log in to different websites. With xID, you don’t need a username and password to log in. On websites where you choose to use xID, you log in with a single keystroke.
Many people use the same username and password on more than one website, or keep all their passwords in one place. If anyone were to get hold of one of your passwords, they may also gain access to your profile on different websites by pretending to be you. xID replaces your username and password with a cookie and a security mechanism that finds out if anyone tries to copy this cookie to pose as you. xID is therefore both simple and secure.
If you have a device that you share with others, for example a shared tablet, only one xID user can be active at any time. If you don’t want to use xID on shared devices, you can choose not to activate xID on them. If you have already chosen to use xID on a device, but wish to remove it, you can remove xID from the device by clicking here. You must do this on the same device you want to remove xID from.
You can choose which devices to activate xID on – your mobile phone, computer or tablet. xID works across devices. When you choose to use xID on a new device, you can log in to the websites where you have already agreed to using xID, without having to repeat the procedure for this device.
You must use BankID to activate xID on a new device.
You can create xID by clicking the Create xID button in the menu bar. You must verify your identity with BankID, so that we are certain that you are the one creating your xID.
You can also create an xID by visiting a website that enables xID login. Through an xID button or link, you will be offered to create your own xID.
You use BankID to log in to your online banking solution, pay bills, check your health records, and for other purposes that require the highest levels of secure identification. Now, BankID Norway has also launched xID – a simpler and more secure alternative for logging in to websites where you would normally use your username and password. Use xID to access web shops, online newspapers, travel agencies and other websites that offer xID as a login solution.
If you want to offer your customers xID as a simple and secure login solution on your website, visit www.bankid.no for more information about the service and how to proceed.