Carrying out procedures in the different administrations was an arduous task and even an ordeal. That was before, because now with smartphones the whole process is much easier. There is no paperwork or the obligation to go to an office. That has to do with PIN code app, which can be obtained for free and on any device.
It is a less popular tool, but just as useful as the digital certificate and other electronic identification systems. We are going to explain what the PIN code is, how you can use it and how to configure the application on your Android.
What is the PIN code and what is it for?
As we have discussed previously, it is a system to identify yourself electronically in the different public administrations. Thus the institutions confirm that users access their website consciously and that third parties do not do so without consent.
Basically, this identification system consists of obtaining a verification code that reaches the mobile device and that you must fill in where necessary. This can be used for different procedures, such as Income statement at the Treasury, job applications, procedures with Social Security, modification of address, signing digital documents, etc.
You can too check all your tax data and access other applications from official Spanish institutions. One of them can be that of the Tax Agency, the electronic headquarters of your university and other official platforms.
Use the PIN code to access the miDGT app
Another of the most interesting utilities that this system has for you is access to the mobile application of the Directorate General of Traffic. It is necessary to be able to log in, but it is worth it because that way you can enjoy juicy benefits. Among them, you can check traffic data and your own driver profile, where your driving license points and possible fines that you have in your history appear.
In addition, it is an application that already allows you to carry your DNI or driver’s license in digital format. Therefore, if your physical card is lost or forgotten, you will have no problem identifying yourself with the authorities if you have the miDGT application installed on your mobile.
Registration and activation of the PIN Code
It is not the first time that Androidphoria has dealt with the PIN code registration process. However, it does not hurt to refresh your memory and lightly remind yourself of the process. The truth is that there are several options to register on this platform, although there are more and less complex ones.
To sum it up in a few words, you can do it in a Registration office, by appointment and in person; Through the digital certificate, which will arrive at your address through a letter or a CSV file.
But the last option is the simplest of all, since you will only need your precious Android. The registration requirements are very simple.
- You just have to own the digital certificate, or electronic DNI, which is a more common and universal system.
- With that identification already in your possession, you only have to access the Tax Agency website and access the section «Register in Cl @ ve with electronic certificate or DNI«.
Normally the platform will ask for what is called a contrast data, such as the validity or expiration date of the DNI, as well as registering your email and phone number.
- Once you have all the information completed, you can access the PIN code application and enter with your ID and password.
That password comes in the form of an activation code, which comes through a SMS to your mobile phone. You write it in the application and when you access it, it will show you the PIN that will be used to carry out any of the procedures that we have been mentioning throughout the article, without having to go to the relevant offices and without so much sheet of paper involved.
Make sure that, when you do it, you are focused on that task, since the code only has one 10 minute validity. Otherwise, that key expires and you have to repeat the process. Keep in mind that, by doing it once, the application will automatically generate the PIN each time you enter the application.
Differences between PIN Code and Permanent Code
This PIN differs from the Permanent Key, which does not need a mobile application and is a password that the user personalizes for continuous use. Therefore, a series of digits are not generated randomly each time you access the public service.
Of course, in this case there are not so many facilities, since this is managed through the Tax Agency website and you have to go through a small interview with a tax agent to verify the data. It is safe and permanent, although it is not such a simple process if you want to do some sporadic procedure.
How to configure the PIN code app on Android
Setting up the Clave PIN app on Android is very easy. That is, you will not have to do anything, but when you register it will be configured to receive PIN codes every time you request them from other services. Of course, you can do a lot of things in this app in addition to receiving those codes.
The PIN code interface not only shows several digits to process in the administrations, but also has many more options. The application has been receiving updates over time, adding more functions to be able to perform.
In this way, every time you have to resort to this application, you can make different options that were impossible a while ago. Apart from the obvious options such as help or support, it is now possible to carry out some procedures such as regenerate activation code, modify the phone number, obtain a higher level of security or revoke the certificate in the application.
In addition, they have added some functions to improve the user experience, such as the ability to change the language, configure notifications to receive notifications on the mobile or unpair device from app if you are going to change to another terminal, merely for a security measure. And please, the information that is handled in this application is personal and non-transferable, so do not share it with third parties.