Scytáles AB’s Mobile ID Solution Passes UL Conformity Assessment

ISO 18013-5-Compliant mDL/mID Application for iOS and Android Meets Stringent Interoperability Standards


Scytáles AB, a multinational secure identity solutions specialist company and global leader in ISO-Mobile Driving Licenses and ISO-Mobile IDs, today announced that its mobile driver’s license (mDL) and mobile ID (mID) application for iOS and Android has successfully passed a conformity assessment against ISO 18013-5 carried out by the Identity Management & Security division of UL, the global safety science leader. The conformity assessment is used to evaluate compliance with voluntary consensus standards or technical regulations. With conformity in an open mDL/mID ecosystem we have the same level of trust as a traditional biometric passport. In addition, with the mobile ID solution, those that rely on conventional DL/ID cards can reach higher quality of services.


Scytáles ISO mDL/mID is an ISO 18013-5-compliant application that can put an official driver’s license, ID Card, or national ID on a citizen’s smartphone that can be verified contactlessly with a tap or scan and accepted worldwide. It has since 2016 been developed by the company, through an international technology partnership with GET Group NA; the two companies are working together on the product and towards the highest conformance to emerging interoperability standards globally.


“An ISO 18013-5 compliant mobile ID (mDL/mID) provides a novel tool to digitally verify the authenticity of a citizen’s claim on identity by verifying cryptographically protected data to include the individual’s photo,” said Geoff Slagle, president and chief business development officer, Scytáles AB.

Please note, that a digitally signed Holder Photo is an integral part of the ISO 18013-5 mobile ID. Neither the traditional eIDAS nor typical online banking authentication approaches include a digitally signed User photo – the absence of which poses a significant security risk that can now be successfully resolved!


“Mobile ID offers the promise of convenient, more secure and contactless identity transactions. The successful conformity tests mean that we have reached a major milestone -- proof of an assurance level, interoperability, usability, and trust that is ready now for issuing authorities such as DMVs and for relying parties,” said Alex Kambanis, president and managing director, GET Group North America.

“UL is proud to provide mDL assurance services, contributing to a trustable and interoperable global mDL ecosystem. We congratulate Scytáles and GET Group on the successful completion of the Conformity Assessment of their iOS and Android mDL applications” said Isabelle Noblanc, VP and GM, Identity Management & Security, UL.

The UL Conformity Assessment tested the functional behavior of all of the interaction modes supported by the ISO standard and all of the requirements of the ISO/IEC DIS 18013-5. Supporting all interaction modes of the standard is the key to widespread adoption at point-of-sale for age-based purchases, at restaurants, at roadside police stops and to enable contactless ID checks at airports.



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About Scytáles

Scytáles is breaking new ground by developing and offering ISO-Mobile Drivers Licenses, ISO-Mobile IDs and Derived Mobile IDs, as a complement to Security Printed Documents, and Validation mechanisms in realtime in online and offline modes. Scytáles is also providing a Credential Service Provider (CSP), an ICAO 9303/PKD PKI, supporting multiple Mobile DLs/IDs and online identity validation providers. Scytáles lays the foundation for a comprehensive lineup of online digital services, serving billions of users, as well as enabling high-security printed documents and banknotes to go digital and mobile.


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