Technical Specifications for the Swedish eID Framework

This is the overview page for the Swedish eID Framework specifications. Listed below are the specifications from the latest official version (January 2020), along with the latest updates (drafts).

An introduction to the Swedish eID Framework

Overview documents that describes the different parts of the Swedish eID Framework.

Tekniskt ramverk - Introduktion | pdf download - In Swedish

Introduction to the Swedish eID Framework | pdf download - In English

Deployment Profile for the Swedish eID Framework

This is the main specification for the Swedish eID Framework. It defines a SAML profile including metadata, request- and response processing as well as extensions for signature services.

02 - Deployment Profile for the Swedish eID Framework | pdf download

Swedish eID Framework - Registry for identifiers

This document defines the structure for identifiers assigned by the Swedish Agency for Digital Government (DIGG) and provides a registry for assigned identifiers.

03 - Registry for Identifiers | pdf download

Draft version 1.7:

03 - Registry for Identifiers - Draft | pdf download

Attribute Specification for the Swedish eID Framework

This document specifies an attribute profile for the Swedish eID Framework. The attribute profile defines attributes for use within the Swedish eID Framework, and a number of defined attribute sets that may be referenced by other documents as means to specify specific attribute release requirements.

04 - Attribute Specification for the Swedish eID Framework | pdf download

Entity Categories for the Swedish eID Framework

This specification contains the Entity Category definitions that are defined for the Swedish eID Framework and that should be supported by Service Providers and Identity Providers that are part of the federation.

06 - Entity Categories for the Swedish eID Framework | pdf download

Implementation Profile for using OASIS DSS in Central Signing Services

This document specifies an implementation profile for exchange of sign requests and responses using the OASIS DSS protocol, enhanced by the DSS Extensions for Federated Central Signing Services.

07 - Implementation Profile for using DSS in Central Signing Services | pdf download

Certificate Profile for Certificates Issued by Central Signing Services

This document specifies a certificate profile for certificates issued by a signature service.

08 - Certificate Profile for Central Signing Services | pdf download

DSS Extension for Federated Central Signing Services

This specifications defines elements that extends the <dss:SignRequest> and <dss:SignResponse> elements of the OASIS DSS protocol.

09 - DSS Extension for Federated Signing Services | pdf download

Draft version 1.4:

09 - DSS Extension for Federated Signing Services | pdf download

eIDAS Constructed Attribute Specification for the Swedish eID Framework

This document extends “Attribute Specification for the Swedish eID Framework”, providing specifications for constructed attributes.

The concept of constructed attributes is introduced in Swedish national authentication nodes (proxy nodes) delivering identity assertions to Swedish Service Providers based on user authentication with a foreign eID.

11 - eIDAS Constructed Attributes Specification for the Swedish eID Framework | pdf download

Implementation Profile for BankID Identity Providers within the Swedish eID Framework

Implementation profile for Identity Providers implementing BankID support.

12 - BankID Profile for the Swedish eID Framework | pdf download

Signature Activation Protocol for Federated Signing

This document specifies a Signature Activation Protocol (SAP) and its data elements for implementation of Sole Control Assurance Level 2 (SCAL2) according the European standards prEN 419241 - Trustworthy Systems Supporting Server Signing.

13 - Signature Activation Protocol | pdf download

Principal Selection in SAML Authentication Requests

This specification defines an element that may be included in the Extensions element of a SAML AuthnRequest where the requesting Service Provider can specify matching criteria that may be used by the Identity Provider to select the particular user that should be authenticated.

14 - Principal Selection in SAML Authentication Requests | pdf download

Signature Validation Token

Draft version 1.0

The "Signature Validation Token" specification defines a basic token to support signature validation in a way that can significantly extend the lifetime of a signature.

15 - Signature Validation Token | pdf download

PDF Profile for Signature Validation Tokens

Draft version 1.0

Defines a profile for implementing SVT with a signed PDF document, covering how to include reference data related to PDF signatures and PDF documents in an SVT and how to add an SVT token to a PDF document.

16 - PDF Profile for Signature Validation Tokens | pdf download

XML Profile for Signature Validation Tokens

Draft version 1.0

Defines a profile for implementing SVT with a signed XML document, covering how to include reference data related to XML signatures and XML documents in an SVT and how to add an SVT token to a XML signature.

17 - XML Profile for Signature Validation Tokens | pdf download


GitHub

The specifications for the Swedish eID Framework are stored on GitHub at https://github.com/swedenconnect/technical-framework. The master branch is where new development is performed, and each official release has its own branch.

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Working Group

The Working Group for the Swedish eID Framework is responsible of development of future versions of the framework.


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