France Identity: the dematerialized identity card available on a greater number of smartphones


France Identity

France Identity is the new digital identity service developed by the French Government that takes another step towards digital security and allows you to prove your identity without disclosing our private data.

  • Transfers:
    602
  • Release date of :
    10/29/2023
  • Author:
    French Government
  • License:
    Free license
  • Categories:

    Information

  • Operational system :

    Android, iOS, iPhone

The time has come for dematerialization. For more than a year, the French government is testing its France Identity service on Android and iOS, which aims to initially digitize the identity card and, later, the driving license. Scheduled for early 2024, the service is quietly continuing its development. The last step is to obtain security certification allowing it to be deployed on a greater number of devices.

France Identity: more Android phones can dematerialize the identity card

Safer, France Identity opens up to other horizons

Available in beta since September 2023 for Android and iOS users, France Identity aims to become the main identification service for carrying out administrative procedures. By storing the new identity card on a smartphone, the application now allows you to securely provide a single-use proof of identity and identify yourself on FranceConnect.

Small problem, the service was not available on all devices. Good news, Allo Forfait has just reported that first-level security certification (CSPN) has just been delivered to the France Idêtes app on Android and iOS by the National Information Systems Security Agency (ANSSI).

While some phones did not allow use of the app for security reasons, this now appears to be resolved, at least in part, according to our findings.

Allo Package

Versions 1.2.3 on iOS and 1.2.4 on Android from France Idêtes thus benefit from sufficient regulatory security to operate on a wider range of phones.

We remind you that France Identity requires certain prerequisites to be used:

  • Have a new national identity card;
  • Be of legal age;
  • Reside in French territory;
  • Have a smartphone with at least Android 8 or iOS 16.
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