Mobile signature is a way of using the mobile phone as a replacement for legally binding ‘wet’ signatures on any document – a request, a contract or a petition. The number of public and private digital services continues to grow, which allows to access such services from anywhere and at any time – there is no need to wait in a line at a counter.
Technically the mobile signature is created by a security module when a request for it reaches the device (SIM card) and after introducing the request to the user with a few explanation prompts, the device asks for a secret code that only the user should know. This is in form of a PIN. If the PIN was entered correctly, the device is approved with access to secret data containing the private key, which is then used to do the signature or other operations that the request wanted.
To sign in with your mobile phone, follow these simple steps:
- Enter the phone number that has an active mobile signature.
- When the device shows you a verification code, check it to see if it matches the code displayed by your browser.
- When the device asks to verify your identity or to sign a document, you can accept or reject.
- To accept the request, you'll be required to enter the mobile signature's PIN code, which only you should know.
How to get a mobile signature
Contact your mobile services provider in order to enable/activate the mobile signature on your phone. Your provider will offer you several different packages, from which you can choose the one that is most suitable for your needs.