From 01.07.2016 since the eIDAS regulation took effect, SK is included in the Trust List as a service provider for issuing qualified certificates for e-Seal.
e-Seal is used for certifying digital documents. It proves that electronically sent documents or other information originates from the institution that sent them. e-Seal ensures that the respective institution is associated with the specific document and the document has not been altered in the meantime.
e-Seal can be used with digital signature, as well as without it. Using the certificate for e-Seal along with the person’s digital signature you can be sure that the person who signed the document is authorised to sign documents on behalf of the respective enterprise.
e-Seal can be used by enterprises, state and local authorities, self-employed persons and holders of a public office.
e-Seal saves your time and costs, because instead of manual administration of former paper documents you can certify and send documents digitally. e-Seal ensures the authenticity of documents and customers can carry out necessary operations more quickly and conveniently.
The use of e-Seal is like the use of ID-card while signing, i.e. the time of giving the stamp and the validity information is added to the document. e-Seal can be used with eID software. e-Seal solution can be integrated into most information systems.
e-Seal can be used in several business sectors. For example, banks issue payment order confirmations certified with e-Seal to prove the execution of payments. e-Seal is also used in real estate appraisal reports, in digital letters of trust sent to the Estonian Motor Vehicle Registration Centre by leasing companies and in certificates issued by the National Examination and Qualifications Centre.
The advantage of the qualified e-Seal on qualified certificate is that the stamp issued in one EU member state is recognised by all the member states.
From 01.07.2016 two kinds of certificates for e-Seal can be ordered:
Certificate for e-Seal on the QSCD in eIDAS context is the „qualified e-Seal“ which price includes both the QSCD crypto stick, as well as the qualified certificate for e-Seal
Certificate for e-Seal in eIDAS context is the "qualified certificate for e-Seal“ which is not on the QSCD and which price only includes qualified certificate for e-Seal
See the price of e-Seal here.
The 14-day free exchange term is applicable to certificates for e-Seal.
Instructions for initialization of crypto stick and generation of CSR (Certificate Signing Request) can be found from here.
For Windows, Linux and Mac e-Token software can be downloaded from here.
Certification chain of the certificate for e-Seal is the following:
e-Seal->KLASS3-SK 2010 (SHA-384)->EE Certification Centre Root CA