The German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI) has certified the current version of the Open eCard App according to its technical guideline BSI TR-03124 (eID-Client). The certificate, which has been awarded the very first time to an Open Source component and without any failures in the conformity report, is valid until December 8th 2020 and enables the trustworthy use of electronic identity (eID) cards and other smart cards with Linux, Mac OS and Windows. Please refer to https://www.openecard.org/en/news/details/date/2016/01/12/first-open-source-eid-client-certified-by-bsi-bsi-tr-03124-certificate-for-open-ecard-app/ for more information.
On the occasion of the Open Identity Summit the platform independent and highly extensible version 1.1 of the Open eCard App has been released and is available at https://www.openecard.org/en/download/pc/. Unlike the “AusweisApp” provided by the German for example, the Open eCard App implements ISO/IEC 24727 and hence supports various electronic identity (eID) and signature cards.
Please refer to https://www.openecard.org/en/news/details/date/2014/11/07/platform-independent-and-highly-extensible-open-ecard-app-released/ for more details.
Please refer to https://openecard.org for general information about this project.
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