Name of the project: SI-PASS – Slovenian eIDAS Node and Integrated Services
Programme: Connecting Europe Facility
Duration: 1.1.2018 – 30.4.2019

The main objectives of the SI-PASS action are to build a production ready Slovenian eIDAS node that is compliant with the latest version of the eIDAS technical specifications and enable attributes to be associated with electronic identities for cross-border use through the eIDAS node in four existing public and one private cross-border e-services, and integrate those e-services with the eIDAS node. The services belong to the eHealth, intellectual property systems, e-Pension, public legal records, and business transactions domains. The e-services integrated as part of this action will be available in production by the end date of the action.

As part of the eIDAS node development, the action will also integrate the node to the Slovenian SI-PASS platform consisting of the SI-CAS (Slovenian central authentication system) and SI-CeS (Central eSignature system) systems. SI-CAS is an existing Slovenian central service for identity verification, while SI-CeS implements server-based electronic signatures. The remote e-signature system will be replaced by the latest version of eSignature DSI (DSS) to enable also electronic seals.

The services integration will allow the Slovenian service providers to accept eIDs issued from any Member State and enable cross-border transactions compliant with the eIDAS Regulation. Regarding specifically eSignature, the action will enable the mutual recognition and cross-border interoperability of e-signatures by the public and private sector entities relying on the central server based system for e-signature SI-CeS.

Eight institutions from Slovenia participate in the project: Jožef Stefan Institute as coordinator, four public service providers National Institute of Public Health, The Slovenian Intellectual Property Office, Pension and Disability Insurance Institute of Slovenia, and Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Legal Records and Related Services, an eID technology and private service provider SETCCE, signature technology provider OSI systems integration, and the eIDAS node host and the main Slovenian eGovernment driver Ministry of Public Administration.