eSafeID is the Danske Bank Group’s new security solution. It administers user IDs, security codes, and personal passwords. The security of the eSafeID solution is based on generally accepted encryption principles with public and private keys. It is a two-factor authentication solution, which means that it is based on something you know (your personal password) and something you have (your eSafeID device that generates security codes).
Logging on to DistrictLog on to District with your user ID, your personal password and a security code generated by your eSafeID device. These elements will identify you before we transmit any confidential information to you. If you want to log on to District with eSafeID, you need your eSafeID device.
Temporary encryption keys
The eSafeID solution is based on the exchange of temporary encryption keys when you log on to District. The key is stored temporarily in your PC’s memory and exists only as long as the session lasts. When the session ends, the key expires, and your next logon will generate a new key. The keys are used for encryption and signing of data to and from Danske Bank.
Technically, the electronic signature element of the eSafeID security solution is based on temporary keys. The electronic signature can be used only if you can access these keys. Therefore, it cannot be forged or broken. Note that only the electronic signature is transmitted over the Internet. When you log on to Business eBanking, eSafeID checks your personal password and uses it to protect the temporary key. When you want to sign electronically, for instance when making a transfer between accounts, enter your personal password to accept that eSafeID generates an electronic signature by means of the temporary encryption key. Your personal password is linked to your user ID.
The following rules apply to the use of eSafeID
Your user ID, password and eSafeID device are strictly personal and may therefore only be used by you alone in District. This means that you must not share these elements with any third parties. Note that the password must not be written down and stored together with the eSafeID device. If you suspect that somebody else knows your personal password, or if you have lost your eSafeID device, you must order a new temporary PIN and/or eSafeID device.