Order and test new Estonian eID 2018 test card

Estonian eID 2018 Chip Specifications can be found here

Changes in the new ID-card

Guide for testing the new ID-card

Test authentication

Test digital signing

At the end of year 2018 a new eID card will be issued. 

E-service providers and infosystem owners can order new test eID card in order to test the compablity of the new card with their systems.

If you are interested in ordering a new type of test eID card, then write to help at ria dot ee.

NB! Information of this article is been modified periodically. Latest update was done on 4th December, 2018.

  • 4th December, 2018 added Estonian eID 2018 Chip Specifications new version 0.7.
  • 21th November, 2018 added Estonian eID 2018 Chip Specifications new version 0.7.
  • 19th November, 2018 added Estonian eID 2018 Chip Specifications new version 0.6.
  • 15th October, 2018 added Estonian eID 2018 Chip Specifications new version 0.4. Added Linux and macOS software,
  • 25th September, 2018 added Estonian eID 2018 Chip Specifications new version 0.3.
  • 24th September, 2018 added AWP 5.3.0 SR4(it does not have GUI anymore) and DigiDoc4 beta.

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows 7 (32- and 64bit)
  • Windows 8 (32- and 64bit)
  • Windows 10 (32- and 64bit)
  • macOS Mojave (10.14)
  • Ubuntu 16.04 (LTS)
  • 18.04 (LTS) (64bit) 

Supported browsers:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome (32- and 64bit)
  • Mozilla Firefox (32- and 64bit)
  • Safari

Tested smart card readers:

  • Omnikey 1021
  • Omnikey 3821 (PinPad)
  • Gemalto CT30
  • Gemalto CT710 (PinPad)

System preparation in order to use the new eID card:

Frequently Asked Questions

Authentication in Mozilla Firefox

  • If you are using Mozilla Firefox 64bit version, then after enableing Idemia PKCS11 loader its PKCS11 module will be installed automatically;
  • If you are using 32bit Mozilla Firefox (inc 32bit ESR version), then PKCS11 module will not be automatically installed. Users must add it manually (Options > Advanced > Certificates > Security Devices, where you should load file C:\Program Files (x86)\IDEMIA\AWP\DLLs\OcsCryptolib_P11.dll into system);
  • In order to get new eID card authentication to work browser must have installed and enabled both loaders (Firefox PKCS11 loader and Idemia PKCS11 module loader). If you are trying to use current eID card and new eID card at same time, then authentication will fail due to a conflict of module loaders (being solved).

Parallel usage

  • In Windows and macOS you can use current and new version of eID card at same time with DigiDoc4 client. Requirement is, that you do have installed Estonian eID and Idemia's minidriver.

PIN/PUK administration

  • You must use beta DigiDoc4 client software if you are interested in changing/unblocking PIN/PUK codes.

New eID card (Idemia) and DigiDoc4 client

  • You can use beta DigiDoc4 client software for signing documents, encrypting and decrypting.


  • Before starting using the new eID card against to test-OCSP, you must upload its certificates here;
  • test-OCSP serices is located at http://demo.sk.ee/ocsp.

New eID card and PinPad readers

  • During the development of current version PinPad readers Gemalto CT710 (Ezio Shield) and Omnikey 3621 / Omnikey 3821 been used;
  • PinPad reader user must install its provider driver (not Microsoft Usbccid WUDF driver). After that PinPad usage will be activated and PIN/PUK codes can be entered from PinPad;
  • There is a possibility to turn off PinPad functionality.

Authenticating to e-services

  • Download and install new test CA certificate (Test of ESTEID2018) from here;
    • Instructions how to do that can be found from here.

Known issues

RIA Jira





Current version and new Idemia's eID card cannot be used parallelly.

Windows (Firefox)

If using Mozilla Firefox, then both cards cannot be in smart card readers same time.


Authentication in Mozilla Firefox with PinPad readers requires entering PIN1-code twice in order to authenticate successfully.

Windows (Firefox)

Does not occur with readers Omnikey 3821 and gemalto CT710.


PinPad reader and authentication does not work user-friendly.

Windows 10 (Edge)

If Microsoft Edge is been used as a browser, then with PinPad reader PIN-dialogue window will not be displayed. If PIN1-code is been entered within the time, then authentication will be successful.


Idemia PKCS11 module is not been automatically installed in 32bit version of Mozilla firefox.

Windows (Firefox)

PKCS11 module has to be installed manually. Instructions can be found from this article's FAQ.


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