User guide for TeRa timestamping application

The TeRa timestamping app lets you automatically search for DDOC and BDOC1.0 files and lets the time server add timestamps to them. The user interface is simple and intuitive – it is accessible to anyone who has ever dealt with electronic use of an ID-card.

Downloading and installing the timestamping application:

Windows: 

Download and install the latest version of the application from the ID-software installation page

Mac OS: 

Download and install the latest version of the app from the App Store.

Linux: 

Download the .deb package of the latest version of TeRa or compile the application directly from the source  code https://github.com/open/TeRa following the instructions on the page. 

TeRa User Interface:

From the TeRa header you can find the following possibilities:

Settings allow you to define and restrict the folders you are looking for.

Help provides answers to questions related to using TeRa.

Option English hides language change

Start button starts searching and timestamping DDOC and BDOC 1.0 files.

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Timestamping files:

To start timestamping, you need your ID-card (or other digital document) to be properly connected to your computer and you must know your PIN codes by heart or they must be to hand.

If the ID-card is not connected, TeRa will alert you of this. Follow the instructions on screen and everything will go smoothly.

To start searching for and timestamping files, press the big “Start” button in the middle of the screen!

The progress bar signals the process of timestamping: wait patiently until it is complete. How long it takes depends on how many files are being timestamped on your computer.

NB! Do not close the TeRa window while the timestamping process is running: closing the application will stop timestamping! If you need to stop timestamping, first press the “Quit” button and then close the application. 

Information on timestamped files:

When you finish timestamping successfully, you can see a summary of the files timestamped on the screen and a large green “Ready” button.

You can also get more detailed information from the report by clicking the HERE link at the end of the TeRa User Interface summary.

Setting up the TeRa User Interface:

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To change the language of the User Interface, press the arrow next to the name of the language and select the language you want from the following languages: Estonian/English/Russian.

To set up the User Interface, press the Settings button.

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In the Input options view, you can specify the input directories from which the application starts searching.

To add a directory, press the “…” button with three dots and select the directory or type the directory location in the input bar and press the Add button.  

To remove a directory, select the directory from the list and press the Delete button.

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In the “Exclude options” view, you can specify the directories that the application should ignore when searching for files.  
To add a directory, press the “…” button with three dots and select the directory or type the directory location in the input bar and press the Add button.

To remove a directory, select the directory from the list and press the Delete button.

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In the Other settings view, you can:

  • Turn on/off introduction 
  • Turn on/off file list preview 
  • Set the timestamp server address 
  • Turn on/off timestamping of DDOC and BDOC 1.0 documents 

Development of the software was funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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