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eIDAS eID Profile

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The technical specifications posted here will help Member States to develop their own eIDAS-compliant implementation. These specifications will be subject to further development and any subsequent changes will form part of the timed-release management process.

The specifications have been developed by the European Commission with the help of Member States collaborating in a technical sub-committee of the eIDAS Expert Group. The Commission also provides a sample implementation based on these technical specifications which Member States can adopt as an "off the shelf" implementation.

The technical specifications were developed in line with Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market, and with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1501 on the interoperability framework.

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Below are the most recent versions of technical specifications for you to view and download.

Current version | Technical specifications v.1.1

These version 1.1 specifications represent the latest set of eIDAS-compliant technical specifications. Compared to the previous version, only the eIDAS Message Format and eIDAS SAML Attribute Profile have been updated.

The current version 1.1 was endorsed by Opinion No. 2/2016 of the Cooperation Network on 16 December 2016. It consists of four separate documents, each concerning a specific area: 

Previous version | Technical specifications v.1.0

The version 1.0 technical specifications were endorsed by Opinion No.1/2016 of the Cooperation Network on 26 January 2016. 

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