Changes in the Time-Stamping Service certificate


On January 2, 2020, an important change will be implemented in the SK Time-Stamping Service, which will affect all SK Time-Stamping Service users.

On January 2 at 3.30 PM EET, the SK Time-Stamping Service certificate will be updated. The new Time-Stamping Service certificate is available to download at (CN=SK TIMESTAMPING AUTHORITY 2020). The new certificate has been added to version 48 of the Trust Service Status List (TL) which was released on December 03, 2019.

Due to this change, users will need to either update the Trust List on their information systems or manually set up their systems to trust the new Time-Stamping Service certificate. We recommend making the necessary changes in your information systems before January 2nd. In systems where the change is not made before 2nd of January, use of the Time-Stamping Service may be interrupted, including signing documents and validating signatures.

End-users do not need to update their eID software as by default it is set to automatically check for Trust List updates, which checks whether the Trust Lists available on the computer are up to date every time the software is launched. End-users can get further information and help via the ID-Card helpline.

If you have any further questions, please contact us via e-mail at [email protected]