Focus extension of this blog to eIDAS token

Until today the focus of this blog was limited to ePassports or eMRTDs specified by BSI and ICAO. From now on this focus will be extended also to eIDAS token.

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An eIDAS token is specified also in BSI TR-03110. The technical guideline specifies a set of different algorithms and protocols that can be used in the area of identification and authorisation. One representative for a token like this is for example the German ID card (Personalausweis).

Additionally, a first prototype of an eIDAS token was implemented during a project called PersoSim on behalf of BSI. Goal of this project was to implement the functionality of a German ID card in a simulator including a virtual smart card reader.

Protocols specified in TR-03110 beyond eMRTD are:

  • Restricted Identification (RI)
  • Pseudonymous Signatures (PS)
  • Chip Authentication Version 2
  • Chip Authentication Version 3
  • Terminal Authentication Version 3
  • Enhanced Role Authentication (ERA)
  • Authorization Extension for additional attributes

From now on you can find test specifications for eIDAS token at the overview of test specifications. There are more and more eID documents using the protocols specified in in TR-03110 (e.g. Authorization Extension for LDS2 where entry and exit stamps are stored on the chip) and at the end of the day the corresponding test specifications are getting more and more important. That’s the reason why I decided to blog also about eIDAS token at this blog from now on.

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