Order and test new Estonian eID 2018 test card

Estonian eID 2018 Chip Specifications can be found here

Changes in the new ID-card

Guide for testing the new ID-card

Personal identification with the ID-card and digi-ID

Test authentication

Test digital signing

At the end of year 2018 a new eID card will be issued. 

E-service providers and infosystem owners can order new test eID card in order to test the compablity of the new card with their systems.

If you are interested in ordering a new type of test eID card, then order it here.

NB! Information of this article is been modified periodically. Latest update was done on 4th December, 2018.

  • 4th December, 2018 added Estonian eID 2018 Chip Specifications new version 0.7.
  • 21th November, 2018 added Estonian eID 2018 Chip Specifications new version 0.7.
  • 19th November, 2018 added Estonian eID 2018 Chip Specifications new version 0.6.
  • 15th October, 2018 added Estonian eID 2018 Chip Specifications new version 0.4. Added Linux and macOS software,
  • 25th September, 2018 added Estonian eID 2018 Chip Specifications new version 0.3.
  • 24th September, 2018 added AWP 5.3.0 SR4(it does not have GUI anymore) and DigiDoc4 beta.

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows 7 (32- and 64bit)
  • Windows 8 (32- and 64bit)
  • Windows 10 (32- and 64bit)
  • macOS Mojave (10.14)
  • Ubuntu 16.04 (LTS)
  • 18.04 (LTS) (64bit) 

Supported browsers:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome (32- and 64bit)
  • Mozilla Firefox (32- and 64bit)
  • Safari

Tested smart card readers:

  • Omnikey 1021
  • Omnikey 3821 (PinPad)
  • Gemalto CT30
  • Gemalto CT710 (PinPad)

System preparation in order to use the new eID card:

After using beta DigiDoc4 client you have to erase local cache directories:

  • Windows - erase %APPDATA%\digidocpp and %APPDATA%\RIA
  • macOS - erase ~/Library/Containers/ee.ria.qdigidoc4/Data/Library/Application Support/RIA/qdigidoc4/*
  • Linux - erase  /.digidocpp/tsl and /.local/share/RIA/qdigidoc4

Frequently Asked Questions

Authentication in Mozilla Firefox

  • If you are using Mozilla Firefox 64bit version, then after enableing Idemia PKCS11 loader its PKCS11 module will be installed automatically;
  • If you are using 32bit Mozilla Firefox (inc 32bit ESR version), then PKCS11 module will not be automatically installed. Users must add it manually (Options > Advanced > Certificates > Security Devices, where you should load file C:\Program Files (x86)\IDEMIA\AWP\DLLs\OcsCryptolib_P11.dll into system);
  • In order to get new eID card authentication to work browser must have installed and enabled both loaders (Firefox PKCS11 loader and Idemia PKCS11 module loader).

Parallel usage

  • In Windows and macOS you can use current and new version of eID card at same time with DigiDoc4 client. Requirement is, that you do have installed Estonian eID and Idemia's minidriver.

PIN/PUK administration

  • You must use beta DigiDoc4 client software if you are interested in changing/unblocking PIN/PUK codes.

New eID card (Idemia) and DigiDoc4 client

  • You can use beta DigiDoc4 client software for signing documents, encrypting and decrypting.


  • Before starting using the new eID card against to test-OCSP, you must upload its certificates here;
  • test-OCSP serices is located at http://demo.sk.ee/ocsp.

New eID card and PinPad readers

  • During the development of current version PinPad readers Gemalto CT710 (Ezio Shield) and Omnikey 3621 / Omnikey 3821 been used;
  • PinPad reader user must install its provider driver (not Microsoft Usbccid WUDF driver). After that PinPad usage will be activated and PIN/PUK codes can be entered from PinPad;
  • There is a possibility to turn off PinPad functionality.

Authenticating to e-services

  • Download and install new test CA certificate (Test of ESTEID2018) from here;
    • Instructions how to do that can be found from here.


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