Technical design

Technical design

Technical design

Technical design

The Mobile ID system consists of the following components:

  • Mobile ID service interface at Swisscom
  • Application on the mobile phone user’s SIM card
  • Service provider’s or enterprise’s application (not part of the Mobile ID service)


Mobile ID service interface at Swisscom

The Mobile ID interface is a web service (SOAP/XML). The protocol and data structures are based on  ETSI-standard ETSI TS 102 204. Three pieces of information must be provided for each authentication so that Mobile ID can be used:

  1. Mobile number: To whom should the request be sent?
  2. Text: What should be displayed on the user’s mobile device?
  3. Language: In which language should messages be displayed?



Additional information

The document Mobile ID – SOAP Client Reference Guide and a publicly available script can be used to secure fast and simple connection to the Swisscom Mobile ID service on Unix (bash) or Windows (powershell).




Contract

To use the interface, you require a contract with Swisscom so that activation is possible. The necessary technical information is recorded during this stage.