Towards a new electronic identification of citizens: the DNI-e

Published at the RECSI 2006 conference proceedings (Spanish Conference on Cryptography and Information Society). Editors J. Borrell and J. Herrera.

The electronic Spanish Identity Card (DNI-e) aims to provide Spanish citizens with an identification mechanism that enables them to electronically sign documents and improve the level of trust of the Spanish population in the Information Society. This work presents the main features of the DNI-e, in terms of its physical support (card and chip) and from a logical viewpoint (digital certificates, electronic signatures, keys, etc). Particular emphasis is placed on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), the basis of its development and future use.

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