• Transition to BDOC File Format for Digital Signature
    30.06.2014 | General, ID-software

    Letter of Jaan Priisalu, Director General of Estonian Information System Authority regarding transition to BDOC file format for digital signature.

  • Sign digitally on Windows Phone
    17.06.2014 | General

    The brand new Windows Phone app for viewing and signing documents digitally is finally ready. The app is developed with the support of Microsoft and EMT and is available for free from the Windows Store for all Windows Phone users.

  • Signatures in the DigiDoc portal will be created in BDOC format by default from 13 June onwards
    13.06.2014 | General, ID-software

    Sertifitseerimiskeskus will renew the DigiDoc portal ( ) on 13 June. As a result, digital signatures will be created in the new BDOC format by default, instead of the previous DDOC format.

  • Estonian and Finnish Prime Ministers signed the ICT Memorandum of Understanding digitally
    11.12.2013 | General, Success Story

    Estonian and Finnish Prime Ministers Andrus Ansip and Jyrki Katainen signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) digitally. The MoU regards two countries’ information and communication technologies. To our knowledge, this is the world’s first digitally signed international agreement; it was signed using ID cards.

  • Research: Practical Issues with TLS Client Certificate Authentication
    03.12.2013 | General

    The most widely used secure Internet communication standard TLS (Transport Layer Security) has an optional client certificate authentication feature that in theory has significant security advantages over HTML form-based password authentication.

  • Video: What is digital signature?
    01.11.2013 | General

    Watch a simple and smart video explaining the essence of digital signature.

  • Renewing ID-Cards issued in 2011
    17.05.2013 | General

    The Police and Border Guard Board (PBGB) invites people whose ID-card or residence card was issued in 2011 to service offices of the PBGB to renew the electronic component of their document. People who do not use their ID-card for electronic purposes do not have to renew the document.

  • website now has RSS feed
    17.04.2013 | General

    It's now possible to keep up with articles using our RSS feed. For starters there is a separate RSS feed for every language. 

  • Estonia solves the problems of identity security on the Internet
    17.01.2013 | General

    Estonia solves the problems of identity security on the Internet. The three-year FutureID project funded by the European Union focuses on solving the identity security issues on the Internet. 18 partners from 11 countries participate in the project besides Estonia.

  • VIDEO: Watch exclusive footage from the place where your ID-card is printed!
    03.12.2012 | General

    Forte went to become acquainted with the printing house where our ID-cards get our faces attached to them.


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