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Change of the default portal operation mode

Change of the default portal operation mode

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In order to maintain backwards compatibility with some older public administration systems, up until now ZEP.DISIG.SK service was by default operating in SK ZEP mode. In this mode the portal creates and validates signatures in accordance with the old Slovak Law on electronic signature and works with formats like ZEP, ZEPX or XZEP. However the majority of public administration systems was updated and is currently able to accept more recent signature formats, so we are changing the default operation mode of ZEP.DISIG.SK service to eIDAS QES mode. In this mode the portal creates and validates signatures in accordance with eIDAS Regulation and works with formats like ASiC-E or ASiC-S. The desired operation mode of the service can still be selected on the homepage, where the appropriate mode gets automatically preselected depending on the format of processed document.

Please see the Legislation section for more information on the legislative differences between the individual signature types. Technical differences between the old ZEP signatures and new QES signatures can be found in the About section.

Apple Safari 12 does not support JAVA plugin anymore

Apple Safari 12 does not support JAVA plugin anymore

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Beginning with Safari version 12, support has ended for all NPAPI plugins including JAVA plugin required to run Disig Web Signer. Because of that, Apple Safari currently cannot use ZEP.DISIG.SK service to sign documents or view content of validated documents. We are working hard to resolve this issue and meanwhile we recommend macOS users to use different browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

eID Application version 2.0

eID Application version 2.0

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The Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic has recently published a new version of "eID Application" formerly known as "eID client". The new version introduces a new location of PKCS#11 libraries that are used by Web Signer application for access to certificates stored on eID card. As a result, ZEP.DISIG.SK users with updated "eID Application" may be confronted with error message "Operation failed. Please contact service provider if problem persists." and text "The specified module could not be found" present in error details. This issue can be simply resolved by re-selecting the signing certificate in Web Signer application. Certificate re-selection automatically updates the path to PKCS#11 library used by the application.

Full support for Microsoft Edge and English localization

Full support for Microsoft Edge and English localization

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Recently released version 40 of Microsoft Edge browser added long-awaited support for native extensions and has enabled us to create an extension that works with Disig Web Signer signing application. As a result, online service ZEP.DISIG.SK allows its users to sign documents also in Microsoft Edge browser. Our installation wizard will help you install the extension and quickly set everything up.

We have also introduced the English version of the portal, one of the most requested features by our foreign clients.

Mozilla Firefox is supported again

Mozilla Firefox is supported again

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Beginning with version 52, Mozilla Firefox stopped supporting JAVA plugin required to run Disig Web Signer so we have replaced it with custom browser extension that can be installed with our installation wizard. Thanks to this new extension, it is once again possible to use Mozilla Firefox with ZEP.DISIG.SK service.

Mozilla Firefox 52 does not support JAVA plugin anymore

Mozilla Firefox 52 does not support JAVA plugin anymore

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Beginning with Firefox version 52, support has ended for all NPAPI plugins including JAVA plugin required to run Disig Web Signer. Because of that, Mozilla Firefox currently cannot use ZEP.DISIG.SK service to sign documents or view content of validated documents. We are working hard to resolve this issue and meanwhile we recommend Mozilla Firefox users to use one of following solutions:

1 Use ESR version of Mozilla Firefox 52 that still supports NPAPI plugins
2 Use different browser such as Google Chrome that runs on all supported operating systems

End of support for multi-page GIF and TIF images

End of support for multi-page GIF and TIF images

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Up until now ZEP.DISIG.SK service has supported signing of multi-page image formats such as GIF and TIF. However, according to regulation of Ministry of Finance of Slovak Republic No. 55/2014 Coll. of 4 March 2014 the only image format allowed in communication with the government institutions of Slovak Republic is PNG image format. Since some electronic registries has recently started to strictly enforce this regulation on documents they are receiving, we have decided to adapt to this new behavior and automatically convert all image files processed by ZEP.DISIG.SK service to PNG format. This format, however, stores only 1 image (page), making it impossible to automatically convert multi-page GIF and TIF formats. Therefore, multi-page TIF and GIF image formats are no longer supported by the service and every attempt to sign them will end with an error. For scanned documents, we recommend using a different format, such as PDF.

Electronic letter to Santa Claus

Electronic letter to Santa Claus

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Dear users of ZEP.DISIG.SK service!

Have your children already written to Santa Claus? Would you like to add a present from our company to their secret wish? Join the contest Electronic letter to Santa Claus, show us your creativity and secret wishes, and win one of 22 prizes for them.

1 Have your children already written to Santa Claus?
2 Make a photo of their letters, drawings and artworks, and send them to us.
3 Attach them to comments on our Facebook page and win Gogen Maxi player.
4 Send them to us signed using eID card with ZEP.DISIG.SK service and win NVIDIA SHIELD tablet.
5 Special prizes will be awarded to 20 most creative letters.

Before joining the competition, be sure to learn about the terms and conditions (available only in Slovak language). We are looking forward to all of your letters that need to arrive by 15.12.2016 23:59.

Update: Competition results are available at www.disig.sk.

Support ZEP.DISIG.SK by voting in Cena Rádio Slovensko at ITAPA 2016

Support ZEP.DISIG.SK by voting in "Cena Rádio Slovensko" at ITAPA 2016

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Online service ZEP.DISIG.SK has been nominated in prestigious contest Cena ITAPA 2016. In case you have couple of minutes, support our project Electronic signature for everyone by voting on RTVS website. We appreciate your support and thank you for using our services.

Full support for European signatures

Full support for European signatures

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eIDAS regulation that sets the legislative and technical rules for the creation and validation of electronic signatures is legally binding in all member states of European Union as of July 1, 2016. New version of ZEP.DISIG.SK service introduces support for creation and validation of European signatures but also keeps support for older Slovak signatures for backwards compatibility. The desired operation mode of the service can be selected on the homepage by moving the switch between SK ZEP and eIDAS QES options.

Please see the Legislation section for more information on the legislative differences between the individual signature types. Technical differences between the old ZEP signatures and new QES signatures can be found in the About section.