Nov 1, 2010

OpenLimit delivers AusweisApp Software on schedule

Starting today German Authorities issue the new ID Card
Last week OpenLimit handed over version 1.0 of the AusweisApp to the federal ministry of the interior (BMI) in due form and time, so that today the new ID card in Germany can be launched according to plan. “The eID era in Germany begins”, said OpenLimit’s CEO Marc Gurov gladly. “As of today the new German ID Act comes into effect. From now on and with this new document every German citizen will be able to unmistakably prove one’s identity online and to securely authenticate transactions on the internet. Last November the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) awarded the contract for the creation of the AusweisApp to Siemens IT Solutions and Services, who mandated OpenLimit with the software development.

OpenLimit provides the eID-Server
Since January 1st, 2010 about 200 companies and public administrations have been testing the new ID card, the AusweisApp and the eID server infrastructure behind it. For the next year the BMI expects that at least 50 of those institutions will go live with their applications. All online service providers who want to use the new ID card for authentication processes need to integrate an eID server into their website. Already during the test run of the new ID card, OpenLimit and the Bundesdruckerei successfully established an eID service together. Furthermore, OpenLimit has implemented the eID server with several other partners as well and is ready for today’s move from a testing environment into live operation.

OpenLimit delivers AusweisApp Software on schedule