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.
NB! There is a bug in 1.0.24, which prevents some "buggy" smartcard readers from working (e.g., Dell Latitude integrated reader). Downgrading to 1.0.23 fixes things for now.
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.
If you want to use Chromium you will need to installand aswell.
Depending on your system configuration it may be possible to run Adobe Reader DC under wine (see also the official FAQ on digital digital signatures). If using Adobe Reader is not possible, you can use Belgian Federal Public Services' "signing box". Using this service requires the installation of an extra eID middleware and extension by e-contract.be. Navigate to the signing box page, upload any pdf-file and attempt to add a digital signature to begin the installation process.
Install long standing issue.AUR as the Brazilian root CAs are not part of Mozilla's NSS due to a
Smart Cards (A3 certificates)
1. InstallAUR and .
2. Start and enable
systemctl enable pcscd.service systemctl start pcscd.service
/usr/lib/opensc-pkcs11.so) enabled can cause problems both in Firefox and Chrome
Navigate to Edit -> Preference -> Advanced -> Certificates -> Security Devices and click "Load" to load a module using
/usr/lib/libaetpkss.so and name it
ICP-Brasil A3 - Safe Sign Identity Client.
Test it by going to Receita Federal's e-CAC.
Ensure Chrome is closed and run:
modutil -dbdir sql:$HOME/.pki/nssdb/ -add "ICP-Brasil A3 - Safe Sign Identity Client" -libfile /usr/lib/libaetpkss.so
modutil -dbdir sql:$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.
/etc/pcsc-cyberjack/cyberjack.conf.default to the same folder, without default. Restart
pcsc.service and apps like AUR should recognize the scanner. The ReinerSCT RFID will blink its LED, which it does not when the driver is not installed correctly.
DNI electrónico (DNIe)
InstallAUR. To sign documents using your identity card, install AUR.
BankID is the leading electronic identification in Sweden.