The EIDReader applet¶
this project is deprecated because Java is no longer supported in browsers. An alternative solution is eidreader.
International eID card reader
This is useful in web applications which read the public info (name, national id, birth date,...) from an id card inserted into the client's card reader and send this info to the application server. For example in an Estonian pharmacy it is normal that the salesman inserts the customer's id card instead of asking for their name or national id.
Currently supported countries are Estonia and Belgium. The applet is designed to read also other countries, but we would need voluntary contributors to add support for more countires.
The Belgian reader even reads the photo (a feature not supported by the Estonian reader because in Estonia this requires previous authentication).
How to get it
The EIDReader code is hosted at https://github.com/lsaffre/eidreader
This documentation is currently part of the Lino project and visible at http://lino-framework.org/eidreader
An online demo is available at http://test-eidreader.lino-framework.org/
Relation with other projects
Other than the official Belgian eid-applet, EIDReader does not ask for a PIN and does not authenticate the id card's holder. Authentication and security is responsibility of the application which uses the applet.
EIDReader is functionally comparable to the Estonian eidenv command-line tool, but (1) it works also for Belgian cards and (2) does not require any special software except Java on the client machine.
I'd love to find a partner for this project, somebody who has some experience with Java, who would give me advise and help me to learn about packaging, signing and deploying the applet. Or even (if you prefer) somebody who fully takes the project maintenance.
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