id_token from ID-porten

his page documents the id_tokens issued by ID-porten ID-porten OIDC Provider


To request an id_token, use the /token endpoint.

The id_token

The id_token is the assertion of the authenticated user identity. It tells you “who the user is”, but not “what the user can access”. The id_token is meant to be consumed and validated by the client, to build a local session at the client. It is not intended to be passed around to enable API access towards other parties/systems.

The id_token is a JWT structure, as documented in OIDC Core, 3.1.6. The client MUST validate the id_token according to OIDC Core, 3.1.7.

In addition, the client MUST validate that the security level (acr) is sufficiently high for the given service.


  "kid" : "mqT5A3LOSIHbpKrscb3EHGrr-WIFRfLdaqZ_5J9GR9s",
  "alg" : "RS256"
  "sub" : "-v-lcae5rGG-jlvzuv9Y9H7R8NmAeM2-kh0qWb-vPIE=",
  "aud" : "test_rp_yt2",
  "acr" : "Level4",
  "auth_time" : 1497605218,
  "amr" : "BankID",
  "iss" : "",
  "pid" : "23079410918",
  "exp" : 1497605382,
  "locale" : "nb",
  "iat" : 1497605262,
  "nonce" : "min_fine_nonce_verdi",
  "jti" : "Hgb3zwO9g0bjmSbCCtQCxMowsZEu00lCJ2Exg4Zhv3g="
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id_token header claims

claim verdi
kid “Key identifier” - unique identifier for the key and certificate used by ID-porten. The public key and the certificate must be fetched from our .well-known endpoint.
alg “algorithm” - algorithm used for signing the token. ID-porten only supports RS256 (RSA-SHA256)

id_token body claims

claim value
sub “subject identifier” - an unique identifier for the authenticated user. The value is pairwise, meaning a given client will always get the same value, whilst different clients do not get equal values for the same user.
aud “audience” - The client_id of the client receiving this id_token
acr “Authentication Context Class Reference” - The security level of assurance for the authentication. Possible values are Level3 (i.e. MinID was used) or Level4 (other eIDs). The level must be validated by the client.
auth_time Timestamp indicating when the authentication was performed.
amr “Authentication Method References” - Method of authentication. Possible values from ID-porten av Minid-PIN, Minid-OTC, Commfides, Buypass, BankID, BankID Mobil or eIDAS. The available values may change over time.
iss The identifier of ID-porten as can be verified on the .well-known endpoint
pid “Personidentifikator” - the Norwegian national ID number (fødselsnummer/d-nummer) of the autenticated end user. This claim is not included if no_pid scope was requested or pre-registered on the client.
exp Expire - Timestamp when this token should not be trusted any more.
iat Timestamp when this token was issued.
jti jwt id - unique identifer for a given token
locale The language selected by the user during the authentication in ID-porten
sid session id - an unique identifier for end user session at ID-porten. May be needed when performing logout
at_hash A hash of the access_token issued together with this id_token. The client may use this value to protect against access_token injections when using by-reference access tokens.