Ubuntu: ID-software installation, updating and removal

For Ubuntu, it is most convenient to install ID-software using an automated script.

To do this, you need to first save the script to your hard disk and then run it in the terminal window with administrator/root rights.

  1. Download required script: 
    You can find it here: https://installer.id.ee/media/install-scripts/install-open-eid.sh 
  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/kasutajanimi/Downloads
  3. Run AutoScript 
    To start the script, enter the Terminal command: sh install-open-eid.sh and press  Enter.
  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. 
  5. You will see the question “Do you want to continue?” 
    In a few moments, the question “Do you want to continue? [Y/n]” remains on the terminal.  
    On your screen, it should look like this:
     
  6. Agree to continue, enter Y on the keyboard and press Enter   

If you use a version of Ubuntu supported by ID-software, DigiDoc4/ID software should be installed successfully.

Software update

For security, ease of use and reliability, it is important to keep all software on your computer up to date.

To update the ID-software, open Terminal, type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade and press Enter. After that, enter the password for the computer and then press Enter again. If there is a new version of the eID software, it is installed on the computer.

Software removal

Removing the software is similar to installing the software – follow the instructions below and everything should go quickly and conveniently!

  1. Download the software removal script.  
    You can find it here: https://installer.id.ee/media/install-scripts/uninstall-open-eid.sh 
  2. Open the terminal and find the script directory: 
    Open the terminal and navigate to the directory where you saved the removal script using the “cd Folder name” command. Don’t add quotes!  For example, a navigation command might look like this:   cd /home/kasutajanimi/Downloads  
  3. Run AutoScript 
    To start the script, enter the Terminal command: sh uninstall-open-eid.sh and press Enter.
  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.  
  5. You will see the question “Do you want to continue?” 
    In a few moments, the question “Do you want to continue? [Y/n]” remains on the terminal.  
    On your screen, it should look like this:
  6. Agree to continue by typing Y on the keyboard and pressing Enter 

Now the ID-software and related packages have been removed from the computer!