– a two-factor solution

eSafeID is a two-factor authentication solution, which means that it is based on something you know (your personal password) and something you have (your eSafe ID device, which generates security codes).


eSafeID - a two-factor solution

How esafeID works  

How eSafeID works

You log on to Business eBanking with an eSafeID in two steps:

  1. Enter your user ID and personal password
  2. Enter the security code generated by the eSafeID device 

As long as you have your eSafeID device with you, you can log on to Business eBanking at any computer. Read our security guidelines.​

We will never ask for your password or security code from your eSafe ID device under any circumstances.

How eSafeID protects your business

Temporary encryption keys

The eSafeID solution is based on the exchange of temporary encryption keys when you log on to Business eBanking. 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.

Digital signature

Technically, the digital signature element of the eSafeID security solution is based on temporary keys. The digital signature can be used only if you can access these keys. Therefore, it cannot be forged or broken. Note that only the digital 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 a digital signature by means of the temporary encryption key. Your personal password is linked to your user ID.

File exchange
When files and other types of data are exchanged between the customer and Danske Bank in Business eBanking, the temporary keys are used for encryption and signing.


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 Business eBanking. This means that you must not share these elements with anyone else. Note that the password must not be written down, unless you take reasonable steps to disguise it nor should you store it 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.