Validity of the certificates of the ID-card
You can see whether your ID-card certificates are valid when you open DigiDoc4. An ID-card cannot be used for electronic acts without valid certificates, e.g. you cannot log in to your bank or sign documents digitally!
Is it possible to create a legally valid digital signature with other programs?
Several programs (Microsoft Word, Open Office, Adobe Acrobat, Thunderbird) offer the possibility of digital signing. Unfortunately, if the timestamping service has not been used to sign them, these signatures may not be equal to a…
Digital signing and electronic signatures
In Estonia, the term “digital signature” (i.e. digi-signature, digital signing, etc.) refers only to a signature that is legally valid and legally equivalent to a handwritten signature.
What is the difference between digitally signed documents with .bdoc and .asice extensions?
In Estonia, the BDOC format and its two subformats are used for digital signatures, which can be recognised by .bdoc and .asice file extensions.