AusweisApp: Digital ID launches in Version 2

AusweisApp: Digital ID starts in Version 2

The AusweisApp is a digital identification application developed by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community in Germany. This application allows users to access their personal identification documents, such as passports or identity cards, digitally. The AusweisApp has recently launched its second version, bringing new features and improvements to its users.

Enhanced Security and User Experience

One of the main focuses of the AusweisApp Version 2 is to enhance security and improve the user experience. The previous version already offered a high level of security, using various encryption methods to protect personal data. However, the new version takes it a step further by implementing additional security features.

With the AusweisApp Version 2, users now have the option to enable the transaction numbers (TANs) on their electronic identity cards. This adds an extra layer of security when conducting online transactions or signing documents digitally. By requiring a TAN, it prevents unauthorized access to personal data and ensures that only the cardholder can use the digital identification.

The user experience has also been improved in Version 2. The application now has a more intuitive interface, making it easier for users to navigate and access the features they need. The user interface has been redesigned to provide a more modern and seamless experience, ensuring that users can easily and efficiently manage their digital ID.

New Features and Integration

In addition to the enhanced security and improved user experience, AusweisApp Version 2 introduces several new features and integrations. One notable addition is the integration with the ID Wallet service, which allows users to store their digital identification documents securely in the cloud. This provides users with a convenient backup solution and the ability to access their digital ID from multiple devices.

Another new feature is the support for mobile devices. The AusweisApp is now available for smartphones and tablets, allowing users to access their digital identification documents on the go. This is especially useful for situations where carrying physical identification documents may not be practical or convenient.

Additionally, Version 2 offers improved interoperability with other applications and services. This means that users can easily integrate their digital identification with various online services, such as eGovernment portals or banking applications, providing a seamless and secure experience across different platforms.


The AusweisApp Version 2 brings enhanced security, improved user experience, and new features to the digital identification landscape in Germany. With features like TANs, ID Wallet integration, and support for mobile devices, users can now enjoy a more secure and convenient way to access their digital identification documents. The AusweisApp Version 2 sets the standard for digital identification applications, providing a robust and user-friendly solution for managing personal identification digitally.


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