Encryption and decryption of documents

Document encryption helps to protect the contents of files from unauthorised access: encrypted documents (with the extension .cdoc) can only be opened with the ID-card of a person authorised to do so. The contents of the document will remain protected from everybody else. For instance, encryption is necessary if you forward confidential information via e-mail and wish to maintain the confidentiality of the contents of the files if they should fall into the wrong hands.

Suspending ID-card certificates

You should suspend the certificates of your ID-card as soon as you notice that you have lost it or it has been stolen: this way, your electronic identity remains protected.
If you’re certain that your ID-card has been stolen and cannot be retrieved, you should cancel it.
Kui oled kindel, et ID-kaart on tõepoolest varastatud ja välja ei tule, tuleks kaart tühistada.

Trust services: What are they?

Trust service means an electronic service that helps various parties make binding decisions. The exact requirements and conditions of each trust service and the aspects of signing and stamping are determined by the eIDAS.

Certificates and their security

The certificates tied to your digital means of identification (such as the ID-card, digital ID, Mobile-ID, Smart-ID) represent you in the electronic world. Therefore, it’s important that your certificates are always protected.