An electronic identification ("eID") is an electronic identification solution of citizens or organizations, for example in view to access benefits or services provided by government authorities, banks or other companies. Apart from online authentication many eICs also give users the option to sign electronic documents with a digital signature.
pcsc_scan program that can be used to check smart card detection Smartcards#Scan for card reader.
Setup per country
There is no plugin for Chrome, but there is one for Firefox. Add the Firefox plugin to your browser. In recent versions, you'll need to manually add the eID module to the Firefox security devices configuration. Your module path might be different than the one in the guide. List the different devices by doing:
# p11tool --list-tokens
Here you'll see the module, which might be beidpkcs11.so. Now to find the full path you do:
# find /usr/lib -name beidpkcs11.so
You should now be able to use your eID reader in Firefox. Try it out using the test page.
You may find hints for troubleshooting in the official documentation but keep in mind that Arch Linux is not officially supported.
pcscd.socket is started, install AUR. One of the dependency AUR is verified with a signature that you have to import to your GnuPG keyring. Alternatively, the older version of this software (DigiDoc3) is also available with the packages AUR and AUR.
DigiDoc4 has an optional GNOME/Files right click menu integration. Install AUR and restart Gnome Files using the command
modutil -dbdir sql:$HOME/.pki/nssdb -add opensc-pkcs11 -libfile onepin-opensc-pkcs11.so -mechanisms FRIENDLY
To enable PIN 1 authentication in Firefox you should install AUR and AUR. After restarting the browser make sure that "Firefox PKCS11 loader" extension is enabled. You can also follow manual instructions at Smartcards#Mozilla Firefox.
ForAUR and other other Firefox forks you can use AUR.
For new cards issued since December 2018
Install ).AUR. (Which installs awp from official deb package with blobs. No source currently exists: see discussion at
In Firefox, enable "IDEMIA PKCS11 loader" extension after restart. For Chrome/Chromium, you could try
modutil -force -dbdir sql:$HOME/.pki/nssdb -add idemia-pkcs11 -libfile /usr/local/AWP/lib/libOcsPKCS11Wrapper.so -mechanisms FRIENDLY
BankID is the leading electronic identification in Sweden.