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Digital identity

IAS-ECC technology and cards

On 23 September 2008, the “Identification, Authentication and Signature” (IAS) project was officially transferred from the Direction Générale de la Modernisation de l'État (DGME) to the Agence Nationale des Titres Sécurisés (ANTS).

As such, the ANTS is now responsible for:

  •  developing, disseminating and promoting the IAS standard
  •  managing the IAS card driver development project (middleware)
  •  defining a functional compliance programme for IAS cards and readers

In order to make the French specifications (IAS) compatible with the European standards (ECC), the ANTS, together with the GIXEL group (a smart card industry group), created the IAS-ECC specification.

The ANTS has also upgraded the IAS middleware to the new IAS-ECC technology.

 

New versions of the IAS-ECC middleware are published on this site as they become available, so that the middleware can keep pace with the industrial development of smart cards.

What is the role of the ANTS?

The ANTS must define a digital identity strategy that complies with the European standards set out in the eIDAS regulation.

This strategy must abide by four guiding principles:

  1. protection of personal data: in particular the guarantee of anonymity and the right to be forgotten
  2. security: ensuring that our identity data cannot be stolen, copied or misused
  3. ease of use: for transferring, storing and using this data
  4. shared trust.

Digital identity


IAS-ECC technology and cards

On 23 September 2008, the “Identification, Authentication and Signature” (IAS) project was officially transferred from the Direction Générale de la Modernisation de l'État (DGME) to the Agence Nationale des Titres Sécurisés (ANTS).

As such, the ANTS is now responsible for:

  •  developing, disseminating and promoting the IAS standard
  •  managing the IAS card driver development project (middleware)
  •  defining a functional compliance programme for IAS cards and readers

In order to make the French specifications (IAS) compatible with the European standards (ECC), the ANTS, together with the GIXEL group (a smart card industry group), created the IAS-ECC specification.

The ANTS has also upgraded the IAS middleware to the new IAS-ECC technology.

 

New versions of the IAS-ECC middleware are published on this site as they become available, so that the middleware can keep pace with the industrial development of smart cards.

What is the role of the ANTS?

The ANTS must define a digital identity strategy that complies with the European standards set out in the eIDAS regulation.

This strategy must abide by four guiding principles:

  1. protection of personal data: in particular the guarantee of anonymity and the right to be forgotten
  2. security: ensuring that our identity data cannot be stolen, copied or misused
  3. ease of use: for transferring, storing and using this data
  4. shared trust.

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