Developing Software Emulator for Hungarian e-ID Authentication

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Supervisor:
Dr. Ács Gergely
Department of Networked Systems and Services

From 1 January 2016, the Hungarian identity card may contain an electronic storage unit (chip). There are four completely separate applications on the card: eSign eNEK, ePass, eID. eID is more efficient than other identification systems for the use of Government and e-Administration systems, so many service providers are interested to develop their own applications based on eID. However, developers need test cards, which are costly and time-consuming to produce.

The aim of my thesis is to provide a solution that emulates the eID function of the currently available Hungarian identification cards, and reduce the cost of producing test cards. During the implementation, it is important to follow as closely as possible the physical cards, standards and specifications.

In the beginning of my dissertation, I present the international standards that provide the basics of the Hungarian eIdentification cards and the structure of the eID application. I will examine the Open Source projects, which try to emulate an intelligent card and may help in the implementation of eID. Finally, I prepare the Hungarian virtual card and test its functionality.

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