You'll need the following items before you can start using your eID:
- electronic ID card
- the information for activating the eID contained in the secure envelope that came with the eID
- computer with internet access
- reader according to specifications
- free eID middleware software package.
To utilize eID, you will need a smart card reader.
If your computer does not have an integrated reader, you need to provide an external USB card reader.
The technical requirements for USB smart card readers for eID are listed below:
- PC/SC compliance
- your computer's operating system's proper driver
- USB 2.0.