Unipass Identity is an electronic form of identification that lets you prove who you are when you log on to the online services of Unipass Identity enabled financial service companies - including product provider websites and / or extranet portal sites. It works by registering some personal and security information, that only you will know, and issuing you with at least one credential that you can use to prove who you are (e.g. Unipass digital certificate and / or Unipass Username / Passphrase or Email).
Just as the requirements for a driver's license vary depending on the type of vehicle you want to drive, the requirements for obtaining a Unipass Identity will vary depending on what you want to use it for. The credentials (or forms of identification) that you are allowed to hold to prove your Unipass Identity are determined by your organisation type and individual role.
Currently, the easiest and most widely used way to prove who you are is to use a Unipass digital certificate, which is a small file in your internet browser that contains your verified identity details. Not all organisation types are allowed to hold Unipass certificates – and digital certificates are not supported on mobile devices - so some providers have now decided to allow you to use other credential types including your Unipass Username / Passphrase or logon using email to prove who you are on their websites / extranet portals.