Knowledge base

In this section you can find interesting background information for developers of digital services about e-services, Estonian e-state insignia, applicable standards, etc.

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  • eID Easy – a solution for eID developers

    eID Easy is a solution provider in the field of Qualified Electronic Signatures (QES) and electronic identity in Estonia and in other countries.

  • Chip application generations supported by different versions of ID-software

    The visual security elements and design as well as the chip application of ID-cards have been changed over the years. Only the latest ID-software supports the latest ID-cards.

  • KLASS3-SK 2016 vahesertifikaadi kasutusele võtmisega seotud info e-teenuste pakkujatele

    Allolev info on oluline ennekõike infosüsteemide omanikele, kes kasutavad SK poolt väljastatud e-Templit (digitemplit), krüpteerimis-või autentimissertifikaati või veebiserveri (SSL) sertifikaate. Miks muudatused toimuvad? Tulenevalt uuenenud nõuetest sertifitseerimisteenustele on SK ID Solutions AS (SK) kasutusele võtnud…

  • BDOC, CDOC and ASICE DigiDoc file formats

    An overview of DigiDoc container formats supported by different versions and components of the ID-software can be found on the DigiDoc container format life cycle page. There is also a sample file for each format..

  • ID-card documentation

    Documentation of different generations of ID-cards: applicable standards and technical documents to review before developing ID-card services.

  • Cryptographic algorithms life cycle reports

    ​ Cryptographic algorithms life cycle reports ordered by the Information System Authority.

  • DigiDoc libraries: overview

    DigiDoc libraries can be used to create DigiDoc-compatible applications. An overview of DigiDoc libraries and file formats supported therein.

  • Digital stamping

    Digital stamping means digital signing with an e-Stamp designed for legal persons. The service is offered by SK ID Solutions AS. There are two methods of digital stamping: stamping individual documents with DigiDoc4 and mass stamping with the DigiDoc4j utility program.

  • Electronic signatures and addressing them in Europe

    eIDAS (electronic IDentification, Authentication and trust Services) is the regulation on e-identification and e-transactions effective in the European Union, which is aimed at simplification of the use of cross-border e-services through harmonised standards and operating principles.

  • Architecture of ID-software

    Architecture of ID-software document “Architecture of ID-software” gives an overview of ID components, their internal and external interfacing and their location in software runtime environments.