The eID Applet is a browser component to enable the use of the Belgian eID card within web applications in the most user friendly way possible today.
The eID Applet runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms and supports a wide range of web browsers including Firefox, IE, and Safari. Since the eID Applet can run both with or without eID Middleware installed, it puts minimal requirements on the client browser environment.
The eID Applet SDK allows for web developers to operate the eID Applet with ease while staying focused on the application business requirements. The eID Applet developer's guide is a good starting point for web developers and enterprise application architects.
Given the constant security threats in the world of web applications, the security features of the eID Applet are ever evolving. Every day we invest effort in keeping the eID Applet as safe as possible by applying innovative security concepts.
Become member of the eID Applet group for free support and staying up to date with the eID Applet project. Via the eID Applet group we also keep you informed about eID Applet security updates.
Public administration reference
Project owner is Frank Cornelis (Fedict - Federal Public Service ICT, Belgium)
- Source repository:
- BE eID Applet
- Email contact:
- Information Technology and Data Processing
- authentication, cryptography, eId, security, web
- Development status:
- Intended audience:
- GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) 2.1
- Natural language:
- Dutch, English, French, German
- Operating system:
- 7, GNU / Linux, Mac OS X, Vista
- Programming language:
- Cryptography, Password manager
- More links: