MIRACL Trust authenticates users for different service providers. You need to create a MIRACL Trust User ID to authenticate to your service provider. You create your User ID for a given device. If you need to use multiple devices for authentication, you can have multiple IDs. For more information, see User ID Management .
# What is the User ID
The User ID is proof of your identity for a given service provider. This identity could be an email account, cell phone carrier account, bank account or national identity. You are issued a User ID through a verification process designed to verify this identity. Usually, your identity and User ID have the same representation - your email address, phone number, IBAN or national ID. Once your identity is verified, and your User ID is created, you protect your User ID with a PIN. With the PIN, you can use the User ID for authentication. So you must remember it.
The PIN is what makes the authentication Multi-Factor. To authenticate, you need the information stored on your device (browser, phone) and the PIN. Getting your PIN wrong three times disables your User ID. In this case, you need to create a new one by going through the verification process again or by using QuickCode from another device with an active User ID. For more information, see User ID Management .
# Create and authenticate with your first User ID
To create your first User ID, you must go through the verification process. Select REGISTER THIS DEVICE TO LOG IN if you want to use the browser on this device for authentication or LOG IN USING MOBILE if you prefer using a mobile application. You have to enter your service user ID for the first option. The user ID can be an email, unique user identifier, phone number, and others. Follow the instructions on your screen for more information.
REGISTER THIS DEVICE TO LOG IN starts the verification process in the browser. The flow varies depending on the needs of your service provider. For example, it can be an email verification, an SMS verification, an ID verification, and others. Follow the instructions on your screen to finish the process.
You can scan the QR code with any QR code scanner. It opens the MIRACL Trust Authenticator if you have it installed or prompt you to install it.
You create a PIN at the end of the verification flow regardless of the type of verification or the device used.
# Authentication with a pre-created User ID
Once you have a User ID created in your device, you can authenticate to the service provider any time you want without going through the verification process.
# Desktop browser
When you open the authentication page in a desktop browser, your last authentication method ( Log In With Browser or Log In With Mobile) is preselected for you. You can authenticate by typing your PIN if that is a browser login. If you have used the mobile application last, you can authenticate with the MIRACL Trust Authenticator by scanning the QR code and following the instructions in the app.
You can change the authentication method using the links below the PIN Pad whenever you want, but you might need to create another User ID as they are per device.
# Mobile browser
You have several options if you open the authentication page on a mobile device. You can continue in the mobile browser and use the MIRACL Trust PIN Pad by selecting Log In With Browser or launch the MIRACL Trust Authenticator by clicking Launch App.