Azerbaijan expands access to e-digital signatures

ICT Materials 10 December 2012 15:16 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 10 / Trend H. Valiyev /

The mobile platform of e-digital signature issuance will be put into operation in January 2013, the Information Computer Centre of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies told Trend today.

"At present, work on the application development is at the final stage," a source at the Information Computer Centre said. "Afterwards, the mobile application will be tested."

"Different variants are being considered to simplify the procedures for obtaining digital signatures via mobile platforms. The application which will be available in early 2013, will work under all mobile operating systems (iOS, Android, Windows and mobile), the source said.

At present, the possibility of using SIM cards with special cryptographic capabilities is being considered for use in the e-digital signature for GSM networks. The matter rests with the organisation which will install the application in SIM cards, which is whether it will be installed by the certification centre, or by the operator.