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Since 1 July 2016 the major part of the European Union’s (EU) eIDAS regulation applies. The eIDAS regulation is Regulation (EU) N°910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market. To support this new regulation in Europe as well as the needs of the international community to provide trust and confidence in electronic transactions, ETSI’s Technical Committee on Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (TC ESI) has published a set of standards for trust services providers (TSP), electronic signatures, electronic seals and electronic time-stamps. The set includes a total of 19 European Standards along with guidance documents and test specifications.

Details are available here.
PDF-Over version 4.1. was released.

Changes include:
  • An adaption for SMS delivery when using the A-Trust app
  • Default signature note changed to comply with the Amtssignatur Layout 2.1.0
  • New Bürgerkarte icons
  • Update check now runs in background

It can be downloaded at
Source code is available at
The Cloud Signature Consortium is a group of industry and academic organizations committed to building a new standard for cloud-based digital signatures that will support web and mobile applications and comply with the most demanding electronic signature regulations in the world. The goal is to provide a common technical specification that will make solutions interoperable and suitable for uniform adoption in the global market. This effort was inspired by the need to meet the highest level requirements of the European Union’s Regulation on Identification and Trust Services (eIDAS), but its impact is expected to be global as demand for highly secure digital solutions continues to rise. For more information click here.
A new version of PDF-AS 4.0.11 was published.

Project website:
Maven repository:

Changes since the 4.0.10

PDF-AS Library

  • changed default configuration to match Layout Amtssignatur 2.1.0
Die Handysignatur erfreut sich in den letzten Jahren immer größerer Beliebtheit bei den österreichischen Bürgern. In den letzten Wochen wurde, basierend auf angeblichen Sicherheitslücken, jedoch Kritik laut. Auf GhezzoNetWorx wurde nun ein Interview mit dem CIO der österreichischen Bundesregierung, Herrn Prof. Dr. Reinhard Posch, in Bezug auf die Sicherheitsbedenken, veröffentlicht. Des weiteren werden im Interview auch generelle Aspekte und die Zukunft des eGovernment in Österreich diskutiert.