Evidos Web eID Plug-in
Allows you to sign documents with a Qualified Certificate, straight from your browser
Install our Web eID plug-in to sign documents with a Qualified Certificate
The Evidos Web eID plug-in allows you to sign documents with a Qualified Certificate, directly from your browser. Signing with a Qualified Certificate can be seen as the highest level of signing within the eIDAS regulations. The plug-in makes signing in the browser work, and enables signers to sign with their national ID, smartcard or USB token. This plug-in bridges the gap from hardware to browser. Customers of Evidos who send out a signing invitation may choose to require a Qualified Certificate during document signing. The following information explains what this plug-in does, how it is installed, and why it is important to have it running during a signing operation.
To install this plug-in, simply run the .MSI installer file and follow the steps. Click on the button ‘download plug-in’ to install the file. Choose an appropriate installation location. Installing and running this plug-in currently only works in Microsoft Windows! This installer can be deployed from a central server as well, using the same .MSI installer.
How does it work?
This plug-in bridges the gap from a signee’s computer and the Evidos signing platform in the web browser. Specifically, this plug-in creates a communication tunnel between a Qualified hardware token, middleware (if applicable) and the web. It does this by enabling communication with the local host (127.0.0.1) through an open port.
What does it look like?
The Web eID plug-in runs as an active application in the task bar when installed. After opening a sign invitation link and proceeding to sign a document, the Evidos signing platform will search for the active plug-in. When an active plug-in is not found, the signer will be prompted to follow a link to the Evidos site, in order to download and install the most recent plug-in version.
How to sign?
When the Evidos sign platform encounters an active plug-in, the user will be prompt to select and insert a Qualified Certificate. After selecting this certificate the signer is prompted to enter the PIN code. After entering a correct PIN, the document will be signed with an electronic signature. The signer is done, and will be redirected to a page chosen by Evidos’ customer.