SPID: what it is and what it is for
Before getting into the driving and seeing how to get the SPID code, let me explain you a little more in detail what is this tool and what is it for.
Lo SPID (Public Digital Identity System) is a unique authentication system offered to citizens and companies, to facilitate access to online services provided by the Public Administration and other entities. Thanks to it it is possible to access various services always using the same credentials, which must be requested from one of the many Identity Provider (o certification bodies) available.
The SPID is not only simple to use, but it is also extremely secure, since it allows you to authenticate based on three levels of security: the level 1 guarantees access through the use of a username and password; the level 2 allows you to do it with username, password and "disposable" password (OTP) to be created via a dedicated device or via an app for mobile devices; the level 3 (still unused) instead allows access via a smart card and password.
The SPID request can be made upon completion of the age of majority. To do this, you need to have a valid identity document (identity card, driving license, passport, health card with tax code or residence permit, if you are not in possession of cittàn citizenship).
You must also have a cellphone number it's a email address, necessary for the completion of the procedure. In addition, to carry out the recognition remotely, you need to have one smartphone or PC with webcam.
How to get the SPID code
Let's go straight to the point and see in detail how to get the SPID code through some of the main certification bodies available (here you can find the complete list).
City post office
If you want to know how to obtain the SPID code with Poste cittàne, I tell you right away that it is possible to do this by proceeding with the very convenient identification through a certified mobile number (therefore already previously connected to a service provided by Poste cittàne), BancoPosta reader, digital signature, TS-CNS (health card) or CIE (card of electronic identity). If desired, it is also possible to opt for face-to-face identification in any post office or with home recognition: in the first case the operation is free; in the second it costs 14,50 euros.
How can you make your request? First of all, go to the Poste ID website, click on the button Register now located on the left and choose the identification method you prefer (Recognition in person, With electronic document (passport or identity card), SMS on Certified Mobile, BancoPosta reader, National Service Card o Digital signature).
The next step is to fill in the text fields in the forms proposed to you, specifying all the data required to complete the procedure, and to carefully follow the instructions given to you based on the previously chosen recognition method. More info here.
Another Identity Provider you can contact to get the SPID is Aruba. It allows private users to take advantage of an offer that provides free first and second level credentials for the first two years of the contract, while it allows companies to have the SPID at a cost of 35 euros / year + VAT.
To obtain the SPID with Aruba, visit its website and click on the button Attiva o Buy Now. In the new page that has opened, make sure that the option you are interested in is selected (i.e. Physical person if you are an individual or Legal person if you are a company) and click on the button Continue.
Next, choose the recognition mode that suits you best (eg. With digital or remote signature, With health card or CNS, With Electronic Identity Card (CIE) o Of digital persona). Keep in mind, however, that the recognition in person has a cost of 5 euros, which must be paid directly to the operator who will carry out everything.
Now, click on the orange button again Continue, log into your Aruba account (or, if you haven't already, sign up by clicking on the appropriate button and filling in the form that is proposed to you) and, once you have logged in, read the contract that is proposed to you, check the boxes concerning its acknowledgment and press the button again Continue.
If everything went well, you will be sent an email containing the necessary instructions to complete the procedure correctly and obtain the SPID code.
Also TIM is an accredited provider for the release of the SPID, which it performs through its service TIM id. It allows you to have a first and second level identification through recognition via webcam (at a cost of € 19,90), via CNS / TS, digital signature and in-person recognition. Individuals can have the SPID for free, while businesses can have it at a cost of 36 euros / year + VAT.
To proceed with the request, go to the TIM website, scroll a bit the page displayed and choose the offer you are interested in, by clicking on the button citizen o Company. Then choose the recognition mode that you are going to use (ex. CNS/TS, IN PERSON, QUALIFIED SIGNATURE o WEB CAM), click the button Continue and put the check mark on the boxes relating to the acceptance and acknowledgment of the conditions of use and privacy.
Subsequently, fill out the form in its entirety, providing all the required information, click on the button Continue and follow the instructions that are provided to you on the screen, in order to complete the operation.
Another certification body that I want to point out is Sign Up, through which it is possible to have a first and second level identification, by completing the procedure using the Health Card enabled as CNS (national service card) or by digital signature. The activation, as well as the service, is free for private users, while it costs 35 euros / year for companies.
To proceed with the request, go to this page, click on the button Free for private use o For professional use (according to your needs) and, based on the choice made, click on the button Activate for free o Buy Now. Click on the button It starts from here!, put the check mark on the box concerning the acceptance of the conditions of use of the service and click on the button Proceed.
InfoCert, another certifying body responsible for issuing the SPID, offers the possibility to receive the code by carrying out the recognition through CIE / CNS, digital signature and visu (via webcam or at authorized offices). All recognition methods are free, except for the one via webcam, which usually costs 29,90 euros + VAT. The service is free for two years.
To request the SPID, go to the InfoCert website, click on the button Choose attached to the identification method of your interest (eg. Online with Digital Signature, Online with CNS or active CIE, Online with Video Recognition o In person at an InfoCert Point). Subsequently, fill out the form that is proposed to you on the screen, specifying registration email e Password in the appropriate text fields, and click on the button Subscribe.
At this point, you just have to follow the instructions that are provided to you based on the type of recognition requested just now, in order to complete the procedure and receive the SPID code.
Sielte is a certifying body that allows you to request the SPID code through recognition with CNS, CIE, digital signature and face-to-face identification via webcam or at the authorized offices in Catania and Rome. The face-to-face identification is subject to a fee and costs that vary according to the activation period and the promotion in progress. The service, on the other hand, is free for the first two years.
To request the SPID with Sielte, go to its website, click on the button Citizen or freelancer or click the button Company (according to your needs). Then press the button Choose placed in correspondence with the type of identification with which to request the SPID (eg. Webcam, In person, and so on).
In conclusion, click on the button Proceed and follow the instructions you receive on the screen to send the papers necessary for the advancement of the request, the information control in the appropriate summary page and the procedure identification e activation of the SPID code.
If the providers mentioned in the previous lines have not convinced you, you can try Namirial, which allows you to obtain the first and second level SPID, by carrying out the recognition through the National Service Card, the digital signature and the face-to-face recognition. The service is free for private users, while it costs 35 euros / year + VAT for businesses.
Next, click on the identification method you want to use to make the request (eg. CIE, Digital signature, etc.) and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the operation.
How to get the INPS SPID code
If you have come to this guide to know how to have the INPS SPID code? In reality, INPS is not a certifying body through which it is possible to have the SPID. The Identity Providers you can contact are those that I have already listed in the previous lines.
Once you have obtained the SPID you can go to the INPS website and log in using your credentials. More info here.How to get the SPID code