Electronic ID (eID) is a generic term for a mechanism that can identify a particular person digitally over the Internet. Examples of eIDs that enable digital identification in Norway are BankID and Buypass.
An eID has the same effect as a regular paper-based identification card, such as birth certificate, passport, debit card or driver card. This means that you can use an electronic ID to confirm a person's physical identity. In addition, an eID can be used to sign a document.