1. Knowledge base
  2. Unipass Identity and Mailock

What Is Unipass Identity?



You may have spotted the option to sign in to Mailock with a Unipass ID, but what exactly is it?


Unipass Identity is an electronic form of identification, allowing you to prove that you are who you say you are when logging into specific online services within the financial services industry, including product provider websites and portal sites. 


Unipass works by registering personal and security information that only you will know and issuing you with at least one credential that you can use to prove who you are. For example, a Unipass digital identity certificate, or a Unipass username and passphrase.


Just as the requirements for a driver's license vary depending on the type of vehicle you want to drive, the requirements for obtaining a Unipass Identity will vary depending on what you want to use it for. The credentials (or forms of identification) that you are allowed to hold to prove your Unipass Identity, are determined by your organisation type and individual role.


Currently, the easiest and most widely used way to prove who you are is to use a Unipass digital certificate, which is a small file in your internet browser that contains your verified identity details. Not all organisation types are allowed to hold Unipass certificates – plus digital certificates are not supported on mobile devices - so some providers have now decided to allow you to use other credential types, including your Unipass username and passphrase. 


For more information about what Unipass Identity is, please visit the Unipass website.


Want to find out how to link a Unipass Identity to your Mailock account? Click here to find out how.