Belgian EID in firefox 4.

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Wed, 08/06/2011 - 18:46

Since the update from Firefox 3 to Firefox 4, the eid application to login using my id card wasn't working anymore.

After trying a lot of stuff I found something that works perfect!

  1. Install card reader using the "Quick Installer" http://eid.belgium.be/nl/Hoe_installeer_je_de_eID/

    Note: Only connect the card reader when asked!
    The old installation will be automatically remove.

  2. Add the following addon to Firefox:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/nl/firefox/addon/belgium-eid/
  3. Optimize the security of certificates in Firefox.
    Typ in the address bar of Firefox "about:config"

    Select in the new window: "I'll be careful, I Promise!"

    1. Typ "security.ssl.allow_unrestricted_renego_everywhere__temporarily_available_pref;false" in the filter bar.

      Set this to false by tapping 2 times.

    2. Typ "security.ssl.renego_unrestricted_hosts" in the filter bar.

      Add all domains which you want to use the eid for by tapping 2 times.

      For the ministry of Finances it is "ccff02.minfin.fgov.be". You can seperate domains by using a comma.

  4. Connect the cardreader before opening Firefox.
    Go to the site that you want to use the EID on.

    Like for example the tax site:
    http://ccff02.minfin.fgov.be/taxonweb/app/citizen/public/taxbox/ home.do

I hope that this will fix many frustrations about the EID and Firefox.

How to get ACR38U working in Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit

How to get the eid electronic card reader ACR38U working in Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit
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Prerequisites: Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit, newest version of Mozilla Firefox, pcscd, default-jre, opensc, libacr38u, libacr38ucontrol0, libacsccid1, libccid

In a Terminal session, run the following commands:

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install firefox pcscd default-jre opensc libacr38u libacr38ucontrol0 libacsccid1 libccid
sudo aptitude remove --purge beid*
wget http://eid.belgium.be/fr/binaries/eid-mw_4%2E0%2E4r1253_amd64_tcm226-178...
sudo dpkg -i eid-mw_4.0.4r1253_amd64_tcm226-178472.deb
wget http://eid.belgium.be/fr/binaries/eid-viewer_4%2E0%2E4r146_amd64_tcm226-...
sudo dpkg -i eid-viewer_4.0.4r146_amd64_tcm226-178482.deb

Manually set the following values in Mozilla Firefox in about:config

security.ssl.allow_unrestricted_renego_everywhere__temporarily_available_pref;true
security.ssl.enable_false_start;true
security.ssl.renego_unrestricted_hosts;*.be

Manually replace the security.ssl.renego_unrestricted_hosts name
certif.belgium.be or *.be in about:config, if you want to authenticate on a DIFFERENT site than www.cm.be or test.eid.belgium.be !!!

Download Belgium Root certificates here:

http://repository.eid.belgium.be/certificates.php?cert=Root&lang=en

Import Belgium Root certificates into Firefox.

The Belgium Root certificates are required if you want to use the applications of the FSP Finance (Belcotax, Intervat, Finprof, etc.).

Before you begin, make sure your identity card is in the card reader. Then:

Viewing certificates
For Linux: Go to Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Encryption and click ‘View certificates’.
Check-marking certificates

Follow the steps below for the ‘Belgium Root CA’ and ‘Belgium Root CA2’ certificates. Can you only find one certificate? Then you obviously only have to perform these steps once.
Find the ‘Belgium Root CA’ or ‘Belgium Root CA2’ certificate and click the line below the arrow.
Click ‘Edit…’.
Check ALL three boxes.
Click ‘OK’.

Ensure that there are absolutely NO add-ons or plugins installed in Mozilla Firefox.
Installing the Belgium eid Firefox add-on will NOT work in Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit and only make matters worse!

Disconnect the eid card reader from the PC.
Reconnect the eid card reader from the PC.

Insert eid card into card reader.

Reboot the PC.

Test eid card reader here:

http://test.eid.belgium.be/

Source: http://wiki.yobi.be/wiki/Belgian_eID

add eid plugs in or eid

add eid plugs in or eid application on firefox 4 is great step by firefox and i appreciate that eid wishes

How to get the eid electronic

How to get the eid electronic card reader ACR38U working in Ubuntu 11.04 and Mozilla Firefox 6.0.2

Configuration steps in Ubuntu 11.04
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1. install all the beid related software in Ubuntu using apt-get or aptitude or Synaptic package managers

2. Problem: Do not try to install or configure the Belgian eid firefox plugin, because the eid plugin for Firefox does NOT work in Ubuntu 11.04!
The Firefox plugin only works in Windows!

Workaround solution: Manually set following values in Mozilla Firefox in about:config

security.ssl.allow_unrestricted_renego_everywhere__temporarily_available_pref;true
security.ssl.enable_false_start;true
security.ssl.renego_unrestricted_hosts;*.be

3. Install and activate Firefox plugin "User Agent Switcher 0.7.3" in Mozilla Firefox and set user agent to "Internet Explorer 6" to be able to access Tax-On-Web website using Ubuntu 11.04

4. Connect the eid reader to the PC (via USB) and insert the electronic card into the reader

5. Close all instances of Mozilla Firefox and then restart Mozilla Firefox. Access www.cm.be (as an example) using Mozilla Firefox. Authentication will NOT work using Google Chrome.

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