Installation of ID-software is very easy! Our website automatically offers you the latest software package compatible with your operating system. Just click on the “download” link and follow the on-screen instructions. Extensions must be manually enabled after software installation.
In the case of Windows, you also need to install software on your computer after downloading it.
Step 1. First, we recommend that you close all Internet browser windows, then open the folder where you saved the ID-software file (e.g. “Downloads”), and double click on the file: installation will begin automatically.
Do not worry – all of the necessary instructions will be displayed on the screen, and the whole process is almost automatic. Its duration depends on the speed of your computer, but it should generally take only a few minutes.
Windows may ask for User Account Verification. Press the “Yes” button.
NB! ID software may display a browser close message when installed. The message is displayed if an older ID software version than 2022.01 is installed on the computer. When the message is displayed, you must close the web browser and continue installing the ID software by pressing the “Retry” button.
Step 2. When the software is installed on the computer and ready for use, you will see a corresponding message on the screen. Press the “Close” button.
- Instructions for setting up web browsers to use the ID card can be found here.
Please note that in the case of macOS operating system, you need to save and install three separate software packages on your computer:
- DigiDoc4 Client: you need this for creating digital signatures, use ID-cards, etc.
- Web browser components for authentication in Chrome and digital signing in Firefox*: you need these in order to access, make transactions and create signatures in e-services such as internet banks and the Eesti.ee website via your web browser.
Step 1 : Save software package on your computer and double click on the file name to install it. We recommend that you close all Internet browser windows. First, you need to install the web components.
Step 2 : Software installation is very simple – all necessary instructions are displayed on the screen. Read the information on the screen before moving on to the next step.
Step 3 : Click Customize to remove Firefox and Chrome authentication and signing support. Estonian ID-card support is a necessary component for ID-card operation.
Step 4: A new Apple Store window will open. You may install Web eID support for Safari and the DigiDoc4 client.
Install them if necessary. You need an Apple account.
Step 5: The installation ends with a hint to allow run the extensions.
* Installation of online authentication and signing components is optional: you only need them if you want to access Internet services with an ID card.
In the case of Linux, software installation takes place with the help of an automated script via command line. You can find more information in Ubuntu ID software installation, updating and removal instructions, if necessary.
Step 1: Download required script.
You can find it here: https://installer.id.ee/media/install-scripts/install-open-eid.sh
Step 2: Open the terminal and find the script directory.
Open the terminal and navigate to the directory where you saved the installation script using the “cd Folder name” command.
Don’t add quotes! For example, a navigation command might look like this: cd /home/username/Downloads
Step 3: Run AutoScript.
To start the script, enter the Terminal command: sh install-open-eid.sh and press Enter.
Step 4: Enter user password.
There’s nothing going on when you write your password – don’t let it get in the way 🙂 When you have entered the password in the correct format, press Enter.
Step 5: You will see the question “Do you want yo continue? [Y/n]”.
Agree to continue, enter Y on the keyboard and press Enter.
Step 6: If the DigiDoc4 client / ID software is installed successfully, the message “Thank you for using Estonia ID card!” Will be displayed on the terminal.
The terminal window can be closed.
RIA DigiDoc mobile application
You can install the RIA DigiDoc mobile application on your smart device free of charge. The download links will take you to software download websites.