What is Alternative ID?

In this article, you will learn what Alternative ID is.

You will need an active Surfshark subscription to use Alternative ID. You can check subscription options on our pricing page.


We will cover the following:

  1. What is Alternative ID?
  2. What are the benefits of Alternative ID?


What is Alternative ID?

Alternative ID is a new Surfshark product that generates a brand-new online identity and an email to use online. It allows you to create an alternative email address and link it to your real one to protect your identity when registering to websites.


What are the benefits of Alternative ID?

If you need to create an account on a website, you will most likely need to expose your email. That’s where Alternative ID comes to help. With it, you can generate an alternative persona (name, date of birth, address), create an alternative email, and link it to your real email. After that, all of the login emails, 2FA, or verification emails will be forwarded to your inbox. This way, your personal details and real email address won’t be exposed if a website gets breached. Like this, you make sure your identity is better secured when you’re online.

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