Qualified electronic signature with itsme® via Connective eSignatures

itsme® Sign is a full-blown qualified mobile signature and can be handled on-the-go with your mobile device, without needing to use a card reader.

Discover the signing method in the Connective eSignatures solution and sign your documents via your smartphone in a qualified way.

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Best User experience

Quickly and securely identify yourself online, log into websites and platforms, confirm digital transactions and sign documents electronically all with the ease of use of your mobile phone

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Accessible

As itsme® can be used by everyone who has a Belgian eID and a mobile phone, companies can identify millions of users.

More than 2,3 million Belgians are already using itsme®.

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Extremely Secure

itsme® only works when you use your smartphone, your itsme®-app and your personal itsme® code (or fingerprint). This unique combination of three necessary elements ensures that only you can use your data. Only you know your code, it is stored nowhere else.

How to sign with itsme®?

Approve and sign any document entirely by mobile means from anywhere you want at any time. A very simple and legally binding way to sign documents electronically. 

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STEP 1

Prepare your documents

Prepare your documents for signing and select itsme® as a signing method. You can combine this with one or more signing methods to give your signer the choice. 

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STEP 2

Send to signer

In just a few clicks your documents are ready to be signed. Your signers receive an email with a signing link. A screen pops ups where the signer can go through the document and start the signing method with itsme®. 

STEP 3

Signer completes mobile phone number

The signer will need to fill in his mobile phone number in the signing screen. Next he will be asked to open his itsme® app on his phone where he will need to continue the process. By filling in the same symbol that he received in the signing screen he will be able to continue the process in the itsme® app. 

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STEP 4

Sign with itsme®

In the itsme app, the signer will need to identify himself with his personal itsme® password. If the password is correct the document will be signed automatically and he will be redirected to the Connective eSignatures platform.

Legally binding and qualified electronic signature

The itsme® app is certified for eIDAS (EU electronic ID standards) and can be used to meet PSD2 (EU open banking regulation) and GDPR (EU privacy protection) requirements.

Moreover, itsme® sign is a qualified electronic signature method according to eIDAS, which is the variant for signing that provides the most guarantees. In legal terms, it is the equivalent of a manuscript signature and the burden of proof lies with the party that initiated the signature. 

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FAQ

A digital society needs a digital identity. That is why Belgian Mobile ID created the mobile app itsme® which manages your digital identity directly on your smartphone.


itsme® is an initiative of Belgian Mobile ID, a consortium of four leading Belgian banks (Belfius, BNP Paribas Fortis, ING, KBC) and mobile network operators (Orange, Proximus, Telenet).
The itsme® app offers all Belgian citizens the unique opportunity to get a mobile ID on their smartphone allowing them to identify themselves online and to conduct digital transactions in a highly secured way. The app replaces the laundry list of passwords, user names, tokens and card readers with an intuitive application to access a wide range of online services. This ultra-secure solution uses a unique combination between your mobile phone, your SIM card, your own biometrics and your personal itsme® code.

Although the Belgian eID card is not be replaced by itsme® and thus will co-exist, itsme® is the mobile verified ID version of the eID card with equal legal value online.

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– More than 2,3 million Belgians are already using itsme® (source: www.itsme.be)
– Each month, nearly 5 million transactions are conducted using itsme® (source: www.itsme.be)

Creating an itsme® account is easy. Everyone over 18 years old who owns a smartphone and a bank account at one of the Belgium´s major banks or has the Belgian Identity card (eID) at its disposal, can create his/her digital ID. Once you’veyou have installed the app on your smartphone, you can easily onboard by a one-time authentication at your bank, or by using the PIN of your eID card.


After the authentication you will be asked to choose your 5-digit password. This password, that you need to enter for each (trans)action, will be verified by the app as well as the handset and the SIM card to identify you. If just one of the three elements (smartphone, SIM card and itsme®-code) is missing or incorrect, your digital identity cannot be used. This strong authentication makes the app extremely secure, easy to use and compliant with digital privacy requirements.

itsme® Sign is a fully qualified mobile signature and can be handled on-the-go with your mobile device, without needing to use a card reader. From a technical point of view, in case of a qualified electronic signature, a personal certificate will be generated the first time the signer signs with itsme®. One that only that person will be able to use from then on. So, If the associated process involves a significant risk of any kind, you will be mre inclined to use itsme® Sign as this one is a full-blown qualified signature and provides non-repudiation.

The signing method is available in the Connective eSignatures solution via API or within the standalone Cloud platform. This way Connective allows you to sign your documents via your smartphone in a qualified way.

itsme® is built on four pillars:

User-friendliness
The user just needs one PIN for logging in and signing transaction in various online apps. It enables to share personal details quickly and securely to identify yourself online, log into websites and platforms, confirm digital transactions and sign documents electronically all with the ease of use of your mobile phone.

Privacy protection
When you sign or identify yourself with itsme®, the solution always encrypts your data, when stored or when communicated to a partner (when you agree to, off course) and protects all parties against attempts of fraud and tampering. Additionally, Data are securely stored in a highly safe Data Center in Belgium and will not leave the EU.

Accessibility
As itsme® can be used by everyone who has a Belgian eID and a mobile phone, companies can identify millions of users.

Security
itsme® only works when you use your smartphone, your itsme®-app and your personal itsme® code (or fingerprint). This unique combination of three necessary elements ensures that only you can use your data. Only you know your code, it is stored nowhere else.

The answer is YES! The itsme® app is certified for eIDAS (EU electronic ID standards) and can be used to meet PSD2 (EU open banking regulation) and GDPR (EU privacy protection) requirements.
Moreover, itsme® sign is a qualified electronic signature method according to eIDAS, which is the variant for signing that provides the most guarantees. In legal terms, it is the equivalent of a manuscript signature and the burden of proof lies with the party that initiated the signature.
With itsme®, there is notably a unique link with the signatory (through the fact that the identity in itsme® is controlled by the bank that first validates the account or the Belgian Government if the Belgian eID option is chosen to onboard to itsme®, and that each individual’s profile on itsme® is unique) and sole control by the signatory (through the need for physical possession of the mobile device on which the application is installed and some authentication method [fingerprint or PIN code] for authentication).
If you want to know more about eIDAS and compliance of the Connective eSignatures signing solutions with this regulation, please read our legal assessment done by DLA Piper.

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