Do you need to use your eID to sign in the service?
Your Electronic ID (eID) is personal and can be used both privately and in the service.
There are many places in the community where the private meets the public. To take some examples:
- The person who sends out a registered mail sent to the company will show their personal ID card.
- To log in to the Swedish Tax Agency to declare VAT, eID is used to verify the identity.
- To access premises, the employee uses their personal passport.
What does an e-ID certify?
When applying for an eID, the provider (e.g. a bank, a telecom company or the government) confirms your identity. eID contains your name and social security number.
In Sweden, the e-credentials are not linked to the company's possible corporate engagement. In order to ensure that a person is working on the company it claims, you have to use other methods.
In some other countries, information about the company's corporate engagement is available in the eID itself. These include tasks such as positions in the company (CEO, Board member, etc.), Company Registration Law, and so on.