ID-software to undergo several key changes in June

20.05.2022

The Information System Authority (RIA) is going to release the next version of the ID-software (version 2022.05) in June. Significant changes include ending support for the Windows 32-bit operating systems.

The new version of the ID-software does not support Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and the 32-bit versions of Windows operating systems. The main reason for ending the support is that the necessary software components are no longer developed for the aforementioned operating systems, affecting the functionality of the ID-software in these systems. Statistics also support this decision – less than one per cent of people used the ID-software with these operating systems. We recommend that those still using the aforementioned systems should update the operating systems of their computers and switch to the 64-bit version to continue using the ID-software. The list of operating systems supported by the ID-software can be found in the web portal of id.ee at https://www.id.ee/en/article/operating-systems-supported-by-id-software/

However, if updating the operating system is not immediately possible, an application called RIA DigiDoc, developed for smart devices, can be used for adding digital signatures to documents. The RIA DigiDoc app can also be used to sign documents, verify digital signatures, encrypt and decrypt documents quickly, easily, and conveniently as well as open, save, and share signed files using a mobile device. For more information about RIA DigiDoc, please visit https://www.id.ee/en/article/ria-digidoc-mobile-application/

Key updates and changes to the ID-software (version 2022.05):
addition of the Ubuntu 22.04 ID-software support
end to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 support
end to Windows 32-bit operating system support
the DigiDoc4 Client application can no longer be used for forwarding eesti.ee emails and checking the forwarding address because this operation is more convenient in the eesti.ee portal
upgrades and improvements of screen readers
updates to components and bug fixes

The ID-software was used 7.4 million times in April.