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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 Member States and the European Commission collaborating in the technical subgroup on eID of the eIDAS Cooperation Network. 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.1.2

The version 1.2 specifications represent the latest set of eIDAS-compliant technical specifications.

The current version was endorsed by Opinion No. 5/2019 of the Cooperation Network on 27 September 2019. It consists of four separate documents, each concerning a specific area:

Errata documents for Technical specifications v.1.2

The following errata document for the technical specifications v1.2 has been published:

Previous versions:

Technical specifications v.1.1

The version 1.1 were 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: 

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.