• DigiDoc3 client application is using international Trusted Service Status Lists (TSL)
    14.03.2015 | General

    Starting from DigiDoc3 client version 3.10 the certificate trustworthiness for documents in BDOC/ASiC-E format is determined with TSL lists ( Trust Service Status List ).  The TSL list complies with ETSI TS 119 612 standard.

  • We give BDOC signatures as of 2015
    03.03.2015 | General

    We have been giving digital signatures in DDOC format since 2002 in Estonia. Users have been able to give digital signatures in BDOC format with the Digidoc client application already from the end of 2013 by changing the settings of the application. From 2015, BDOC becomes the primary format of digital signature in Estonia.

  • SHA-256 hash algorithm was adopted in the certificates of Estonian personal identity documents
    04.02.2015 | General

    Effective 1 December 2014, digital ID and e-Residency digital ID card certificates are issued using the SHA-256 hash algorithm. The issuance of certificates for the ID card, residence permit card and Mobile ID using the SHA-256 hash algorithm began on 1 January 2015.

  • 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.


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