This article will explain how to get the famous Korean I-PIN (or iPin, however you want to spell it). It is simply a username and password. If you want to use the public bikes or get homeplus deliveries, we will tell you how to get it.
Its purpose, as discussed previously here, is to provide a secure means of identification in Korean online services. It is normally skipped by those that have a postpaid Korean phone number, hence, it is of most use to foreigners or those Koreans that do not want their private information to be known.
Either way, to be able to get your I-PIN, you first need to make sure you already have your online digital public key certificate (commonly known simply as the “certificate”), which I explain how to get it here.
If you live in Sejong city, the iPin can help you get access to things like eMart & Homeplus online shopping, the public bike system, and online ticketing services like ticketlink/interpark (similar to ticketmaster), and others.
Once you have it, the process of getting the iPin is not that long, but it can be a bit tricky. Here’s how:
Once you type the name and foreign number, click on real name verification. If you did not spell or type your name exactly like it is in your record, it will fail. Be careful. When you do it properly, it will show that the confirmation was completed.