BE: A web service for public…

BE: A web service for public sector staff to sign and validate official eDocuments

Published on: 11/11/2011

eID DSS is a web service that enables its users to place signatures on all common file formats such as XML, ODF and OOXML as well as to validate signed files.

The web service integrates with (existing) online workflows; it also makes it possible to display a summary of the data to the end-user by means of style sheets, before signing. Users can, for instance, add a logo, the name of the application, the commune and the department.

eID DSS meets the requirements of the Belgian 'eSignature Act', i.e. Act of 9 July 2011 laying down a legal framework for electronic signatures and certification services. This Act transposed into Belgian Law the EU Directive 1999/93/EC of 13 December 1999 on a Community framework for electronic signatures. It gives legal value to electronic signatures and electronically signed documents while setting up a legal framework for certification services.

eID DSS is provided by the Federal Department for ICT (Fedict) along with other services found in Fedict's Service Catalogue.


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