Mobile ID

digital app pictureGWorld is proud to offer the Mobile ID app, allowing students to unlock their residence hall room door with their Android or Apple smartphone. The app, known as CBORD Mobile ID, works in any residence hall that has GWorld controlled individual room locks. Mobile ID only works for individual students' suite and room doors; it does not work for exterior doors, elevators, stairwells, and verification readers. Additionally, the app is location triggered, so the door will only unlock if the user is directly in front of the door.


Download Instructions

  • Make sure you have the latest version of iOS or Android
  • Go to App Store or Google Play Store
  • Download the App (FREE OF CHARGE)
  • Launch App
  • On the “Authorization Required” screen
    • On iPhone click the arrow next to the server URL box and search for “The George Washington University”
    • On Android click the server URL box, click choose server, and search for “The George Washington University”
    • Or enter the server URL
  • Press “Authenticate my Device”
  • On the Login page enter your NetID and password and press Submit
  • Click Authorize
  • Before you can use the service you will need to set a 4 digit pin that you will use to authenticate into the app

Instructions to Unlock your Room or Suite

  • Open the Mobile ID app
  • Enter your 4 digit pin
  • Choose “My door” or “My suite”
  • Swipe the arrow right, where is says “SWIPE CARD”
  • Your room or suite door will unlock

Having Issues with Mobile ID?

  • Make sure you Location Services is turned on for the Mobile ID app. Mobile ID is location restricted and will only work when you are in your residence hall. 
  • Make sure your phone is connected to Gwireless
  • Mobile ID can only be authenticated on one device at a time. If you have a new phone and have trouble authenticating the app, please contact GWorld for assistance. 

Terms and Conditions

  • This app can only be used to unlock your assigned room or suite. It cannot be used for other GWorld readers such as exterior residence hall doors, verification readers, or access to Gelman Library.
  • The app is offered free of charge, and you can use it as many times as needed.
  • The app is available for iOS and Android phones only.
  • The app has a distance restriction and can only be used within your assigned residence hall.
  • The app is tied into your GWorld account and only one smartphone can be linked to your account.
  • Mobile ID is for use on your personal device only. It should not be shared/activated on a mobile device of anyone other than you (the cardholder).
  • Trying to authenticate your Mobile ID account on multiple devices will result in your Mobile ID account being locked for up to 3 days. 
  • Once your housing assignment expires or changes, your GWorld access and Mobile ID access will change with it.


Past Functions

-Student can use their GWorld card for all their access.

-Student can use Mobile ID to access their resident suite only.

New Functions being trialled this semester, Fall 2020

-Student can login to GET or Mobile ID and set their card as Lost.

-Student then can use their Mobile ID app to access any reader they are approved for card access.

-This Mobile ID access will be good for up to 3 days.

-While their card is marked as lost, they can not use their GWorld Card for anything.

-Once found, they login to GET or Mobile ID and mark their card as found. Then can resume normal use of their GWorld card, and resident suite use of Mobile ID. 


Sometime this semester if you have used the NEW GET Functions please provide us feedback using the document below.