• The new microchip-application for ID-cards needs software updates
    20.11.2014 | ID-software

    According to Karina Egipt, Chief Expert for the Identity and Status Bureau of the Police and Border Guard Board, taking up the new microchip, software restrictions have been eliminated by means of developing the microchip. Besides, the new microchip supports a stronger cryptography and offers increased capacity.

  • New version released for TempelPlus – digital stamping software
    06.08.2014 | ID-software

    TempelPlus software is now also available with BDOC support.

  • Significant Updates in eID Software Version 3.9
    02.07.2014 | ID-software

    There are several major changes in version 3.9 of eID software released on July 1, 2014: several significant digital signing problems of the users of two operating systems have been solved, and version usage blocker and timestamp support have been added to the software.

  • 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.

  • Estonia takes the plunge: A national identity scheme goes global
    28.06.2014 | Success Story

    THE founders of the internet were academics who took users’ identities on trust. When only research co-operation was at stake, this was reasonable. But the lack of secure identification is now hampering the development of e-commerce and the provision of public services online. In day-to-day life, from banking to dating, if you don’t know who you are dealing with, you are vulnerable to fraud or deceit, or will have to submit to cumbersome procedures such as scanning and uploading documents to prove who you are.

  • 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.

  • Developer newsletter # 5
    23.04.2014 | ID-software

  • ID-card digital signing module changes in Chrome web browser
    23.04.2014 | ID-software

    Starting from Chrome version M35, Linux users have to start using a new digital signing module when signing with ID-card in that web browser.  Same applies to those who use aforementioned combination in information systems.  The important change for information systems is that the communication between module and ID-card is now asynchronous.

  • Install new ID-card software version 3.8
    11.12.2013 | ID-software

    In addition to the traditional DDOC-format, updated ID-software also allows for affixing signatures in BDOC-format. The software can also be used for signing .bdoc files with a Finnish ID-card. Yesterday the Prime Ministers of Estonia and Finland affixed their BDOC-format signatures to the ICT cooperation memorandum (.bdoc) of the two countries.


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