Starting today, the default file format in ID-card software is BDOC


Today the Information Systems Authority (RIA) will publish the ID-card software version 3.10, which uses BDOC as a default digital signature format. This step will replace the previous DDOC file format with BDOC.

The head of RIA eID field Vallo Veinthal has said that the DDOC file format introduced in 2002 was primarly designed to be used in Estonia.

"BDOC is a part of normal development - the documents signed with BDOC are compatible with international standards and the hash- and cryptoalgorithms used are significantly more secure," said Veinthal.
According to him a significant amount of Estonian businesses and instituions are already using BDOC format.  BDOC format has been available in ID-card software for a while, but now it has been set as a default file format. The new version of ID-card software will continue to support files in DDOC format. 
New ID-software is available from website. Mac OS X users should download the latest DigiDoc3 client from Apple App Store.
New ID-software supports:
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8 ja 8.1
  • Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9 ja 10.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ja 14.10
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 
  • Windows Server 2012
Supported browsers:
  • Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome;
  • Mac OSX: Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome;
  • Linux: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome.
Additional info:
Everything important regarding BDOC format – frequently asked questions (FAQ)
ID-software ver 3.10 release notes
Important information for Mac OS X users
Source: Estonian Information Systems Authority (RIA) 



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