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.
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.
For new cards issued since December 2018
The .AUR package provides drivers for EstEID 2018+
Currently the default pkcs11 provider for Chrome is unsuitable (it asks PIN2 on authentication) (see ). Fix it by
/usr/bin/pkcs11-register -m /usr/lib/onepin-opensc-pkcs11.so
- and appending
-m /usr/lib/onepin-opensc-pkcs11.soto the
/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.
BankID is the leading electronic identification in Sweden.