Change of the default portal operation mode
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.