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.
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.
InstallAUR and AUR packages, with dependencies on AUR. DigiDoc4 contains merged features of older DigiDoc3 and ID-Card Utility. It can be started from your graphical desktop menu by searching for DigiDoc4 Client or from commandline with qdigidoc4.
Once DigiDoc is installed, it is necessary to enable the service pcscd.
DigiDoc4 has GNOME/Files right click menu integration. Install AUR and restart Gnome Files using command pkill nautilus.
In case of bugs in DigiDoc4 you can install the older DigiDoc3 and ID-Card Utility programs using AUR packagesAUR and AUR.
Native Messaging host for Google Chrome/Chromium and Firefox and it is the modern way of doing digital signatures on the web. This package also contains "Token signing" extension counterpart for both browsers.AUR contains
modutil -dbdir sql:$HOME/.pki/nssdb -add onepin-opensc-pkcs11 -libfile onepin-opensc-pkcs11.so -mechanisms FRIENDLY
AUR contains "Token signing" extension that needs to be enabled for document signing in Chromium.
To enable PIN 1 authentication in Firefox 58+ you should install AUR and after restarting the browser make sure that "Firefox PKCS11 loader" extension is enabled. You can also follow manual instructions at Smartcards#Mozilla Firefox. For AUR and other other Firefox forks you can use AUR.
AUR contains "Token signing" extension that needs to be enabled for document signing in Firefox 58+.
BankID is the leading electronic identification in Sweden.