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An open laptop displays a website that lists different options for online identification. The person sitting in front of it is also holding a cell phone that displays the BundesIdent start page and is about to use it to identify themself.

Digital Identities: BundesIdent ends after pilot phase, findings will be incorporated into overall project

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI), we have been working on the overall GovLabDE Digital Identities project since mid-2022. One of our tasks was the development of a native, expandable mobile app that guides users step by step and intuitively through the initial setup and the identification process with the online ID function (eID) to simplify the use of online administrative services.

Due to new prioritizations within the overall GovLabDE Digital Identities project, work on the BundesIdent application will now not be continued after the pilot phase. Regardless of this, the BMI and DigitalService are committed to continuing to work together as part of the overall project. Discussions are underway on the future distribution of roles and the specific further procedure.

The full blog post is currently available in German only.


A portrait photo of Anna Sinell in the DigitalService office

Dr. Anna Sinell

joined the DigitalService team as Product Lead in January 2022. She has spent her entire "professional life" working to strengthen the user perspective in innovation processes: first in research at Fraunhofer, then at the Google Digital Garage, and most recently at the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. She came to the ministry through the Work4Germany Fellowship and then stayed for a year and a half instead of six months. She used to play field hockey in the past, now it's her two children who keep her busy.

Porträtfoto der Autorin Carolin Bednarz

Carolin Bednarz

has been a Product Manager at DigitalService since November 2020 and was one of the first 15 employees. Before that, she took part in the Tech4Germany fellowship as a product fellow and has already gained professional experience in the field of digital transformation & strategy at Commerzbank and as a co-founder of Start@BlueFactory Berlin. She recharges her batteries during excursions in the VW bus with her partner.