Configuring Safari for using ID-card

To use the ID-card on the Safari browser, you will need the necessary web components installed on your computer: software package can be downloaded from the install ID-software page.

Then you will have to allow use of the Web eID plug-in in Safari. By default, it is not allowed.

If you have problems using the ID-card with Safari (for example, you are unable to access e-services or give digital signatures etc.), the problem is probably in the Safari settings. Luckily, this problem is easily solved.

Our step-by-step instructions will allow you to easily and conveniently verify that all of the plugins you will need to use the ID-card are allowed in Safari. Be sure to watch the video tutorial.

Allowing Safari plug-ins

To use the ID-card on the Safari browser, you will need the necessary web components installed on your computer: software package can be downloaded from the install ID-software page.

Then you will have to allow use of the “Web eID” plug-in in Safari. By default, it is not allowed.

Our step-by-step instructions will allow you to easily and conveniently verify that all of the plugins you will need to use the ID-card are allowed in Safari. Be sure to watch the video tutorial.

Step 1: Open Preferences in Safari

Open the “Safari” menu in the Safari web browser and select “Preferences“.

Step 2: Open the Extensions tab

This opens the extensions window – find the “Extensions” menu link with the puzzle icon in the upper menu and click on it. Then check that “Web eID” (link with the ID-icon) in the left-hand menu is ticked. Now allow the extension to be used on every websites. Click the “Always Allow on Every Website …“, and then “Always Allow on Every Website“.

Step 3: Check that everything is working

After you have permitted the Web eID plugin, you should be able to use your ID-card with Safari. If necessary, restart your computer and try again.

However, if the ID-card still doesn’t work, check that DigiDoc4 Client reads your data correctly – maybe the problem lies in the card or the card reader. You can always use another web browser as well (e.g. Mozill Firefox or Google Chrome) or contact ID-help.