The MitID tender will be published at the end of the year

At the end of 2017, the tender for the next generation of NemID “MitID” will be published. The scope for the upcoming tender has been finalized. The tender describes the forthcoming national identification and authentication solution.

The time is approaching, where the Danish Agency for Digitisation and Finans Danmark will publish a tender regarding the future identity and authentication solution in Denmark: MitID.

The joint tender concerns identification and authentication. The Danish Agency for Digitisation will afterwards issue a tender regarding NemLog-in, that include other public NemID functionalities, with special attention to business oriented solutions.

The public sector and the Danish financial institutions have, in alliance with the Danish Agency for Digitisation and Finans Danmark, entered a partnership toward developing MitID and share this joint solution with citizens and among public authorities and private companies. The solution focuses on the common needs shared between the two sectors. The remaining parts, such as e.g. authorization, power of attorney, document signing and transaction approval, will be developed separately by the individual parties.

Go to the prior information notice (in danish)

Go to the prior information notice (pdf) (english curtesy translation) 

The english curtesy translation is an unofficial translation. If there are any inconsistencies between the two prior information notices the danish official prior information notice is applicable. 

The new future prospects toward digital identification

Over the coming years, Denmark's digital infrastructure will be rebuilt. With MitID, users will be offered the same functionality NemID delivers today - with additional ease of use, flexibility and future-proofing. The main differences are located within underlying subsystems.

The future infrastructure:


Will change a number of technical parameters:
  • MitID becomes a common, national identity and authentication solution, consisting of an identity core supporting authentication and lifecycle management for digital personalities. Through so-called identity brokers, the core can be used by public actors, financial institutions and other private service providers
  • MitID personal identities are no longer necessarily certificate-based (PKI)
  • External partners, identify brokers, will be enabled to certify and provide their own client solutions with end-user authentication

Gets a more flexible composition:

• By adhering to recognized standards and interfaces it will ensure favorable connections between infrastructural components
• Continuous adaptation toward emergent needs and new technological opportunities will be prioritized highly
• Document and transaction signing are handled by the individual parties within the MitID coalition

Focus on good user experience - also in the long term:

• The platforms will continuously  be customized toward user needs. Exactly how is not yet determined, but initially, both a mobile and a physical replacement of the NemID key card may take place
• New options toward accommodating special needs, e.g. users with disabilities or users who need to authenticate themselves several times a day
• Differentiated levels of security will ensure easier access to non-sensitive data.

Read more about the future digital infrastructure (pdf)