Belgium eID

Belgium eID

Use the Belgian electronic identity card (eID) in Firefox

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What is Belgium eID?

Belgium eID is a helpful Firefox add-on that enables users to leverage their Belgian electronic identity card (eID) online. It is essential for online verification and transactions in Belgium, ensuring a seamless online experience. Note that, for this add-on to function correctly, the eID middleware should be installed onto your computer. Users are advised to connect the card reader before starting Firefox. Obtain the middleware for your operating system at eid.belgium.be.

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By: BOSA
Version: 1.0.32 (Last updated: 2021-03-03)
Creation date: 2009-11-27
Weekly download count: 1,445
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • pkcs11
  • notifications
Size: 11.75K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Use the Belgian electronic identity card (eID) in Firefox. In addition to this add-on, the eID middleware should also be installed on your computer: download the middleware for your operating system on eid.belgium.be.

The card reader should be connected before starting Firefox.

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Pros
    Cons
    • Difficulties in displaying the identity card and choosing the correct moment for it
    • Complex installation and connectivity issues
    • Problems with changing certificates once one is selected
    • Incompatibility with Linux Mint and possible issues with Windows 11
    • Outdated help page and software
    Most mentioned
    • Installation and operation difficulties
    • Issues with changing or selecting the correct smart card reader
    • Outdated software and help resources
    • Compatibility issues with different operating systems
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    Safety
    Risk impact

    Belgium eID may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

    Risk likelihood

    Belgium eID has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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