Electronic identity documents

cryptovision offers toolchain for e-ID documents

Electronic identity documents – in short: e-ID documents – prove the identity of the holder in the same way as analog ID cards.

However, they have been further developed in terms of security and contain a chip. The electronic components in the document increase, among other things, the security against forgery, since the data is not only printed but – digitally signed – also stored electronically.

Usually other functions are integrated, such as the biometric verification of the document holder based on electronically stored fingerprint data, in the case of the German epassport, or e-ID functions, such as identification and authentication on the Internet, in the case of the German identity card.

Depending on the functional scope of the document and the available infrastructure, e-ID documents can also be used to log on to computers, use Internet services with a pseudonym, digitally sign documents or pay electronically. Health cards, driving licenses, vehicle registration documents, student ID cards and employee ID cards are also widely used variants of e-ID documents.

cryptovision has specialized in developing software components for e-ID documents and supporting systems that comply to the highest international security standards. Our products are vendor independent and can be used on all main chip platforms, which gives our partner and customers unparalleled flexibility. We offer both public sector customers worldwide and enterprises a complete software toolbox with which e-ID documents of any kind can be designed and implemented. This includes not only software on the chip of the e-ID documents themselves, but also solutions for the necessary infrastructure and for the operation of the end devices.

Together with our global network, we can also implement complete e-ID projects. We are dedicated to enable technology partners and system integrators around the world, so that they can benefit from cryptovision’s products within their e-ID offering.

In our projects, we support our customers in all project phases: we analyze the requirements together, specify the e-ID project, set it up and operate it. We develop our software according to the highest security requirements – this is also confirmed by our certifications, such as Common Criteria EAL 5+.

Our approach:

We do not believe in implementing an e-ID solution as a black box in which the customer has neither control over nor insight into the technology. Instead, we focus on involving our customers comprehensively in all technical definition and decision-making processes. We build on open, international platforms and standards – our customers remain the technology owners.

In this way, the solutions optimally match the individual demands. If required, our clients can build up the necessary competence themselves and further develop the solutions independently.  We strive to enable our partners to support  the local development and operation of the e-ID solution. Instead of a vendor lock-in, cryptovision enables know-how transfer and local value creation.

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