Package Details: eid-mw 5.0.14-1

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Package Base: eid-mw
Description: The middleware, viewer and Firefox extension for the Belgian electronic identity card (Belgian eID)
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Licenses: LGPL3
Conflicts: eid-viewer
Replaces: eid-viewer
Submitter: xdevla
Maintainer: wget
Last Packager: wget
Votes: 47
Popularity: 0.92
First Submitted: 2012-02-14 10:56
Last Updated: 2021-03-12 18:15

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wget commented on 2017-02-07 19:42

Since eid-mw now contains the middleware, the viewer and the Firefox extension, the eid-viewer package is now deprecated. eid-viewer has been merged into this package.

This package is making use of PGP signatures. Please make sure you understand that principle before filling a request: A GPG public key needs to be imported first, typically with a command like:

gpg --recv-key 824A5E0010A04D46

Receiving GPG keys might fail with the following error message: gpg: keyserver receive failed: Connection refused. If this happens, just check your DNS or use another one.

Update: 2017-03-29 We are now using the build server. As explained in the PKGBUILD file, only the binary files hosted on the dist server are signed, the source files are not in order to avoid confusion with less tech-savvy sysadmins. For security-conscious users like us, we need to use the build server instead. This is why it has been decided, this PKGBUILD won't use the dist server anymore, as long the build server remains publicly available. Using the build server also fixes issues with curl user-agent in the process.

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ghen commented on 2021-07-12 07:59

See GnuPG 2.2.29 release notes:

  • Change the default keyserver to This is a temporary change due to the shutdown of the SKS keyserver pools. [47c4e3e00a]

aslaets commented on 2021-07-12 07:22

Kikibelux try this: gpg --keyserver --recv-key 824A5E0010A04D46

Kikibelux commented on 2021-07-11 08:19

A ce jour, le problème rencontré de la clé n'a pas changé pour moi... :(

At this time, the issue is the same :

$gpg --recv-key 824A5E0010A04D46 gpg: échec de réception depuis le serveur de clefs : No name

aslaets commented on 2021-06-29 09:34

After successful installation (eid-viewer can retrieve information) I got the error err_ssl_client_auth_signature_failed in Chromium and Chrome.

The certificate is listed immediately without asking for the PIN.

The error went away by itself after installing Firefox. So there must be something missing which is put in place by installing firefox browser.

I can now do an eid-login (to csam) with Chromium.

BTW: I use KDE Plasma DE if this has something to do with it.

aslaets commented on 2021-06-29 07:36

The problem with retrieving the key is solved by using as keyserver.

Oupss commented on 2021-04-12 14:46

Using the procedure explained here with the file in /usr/lib works for me with Firefox

PowaBanga commented on 2021-04-03 11:58

powabanga@ArchiHPPavillion eid-mw]$ gpg --recv-key 824A5E0010A04D46

gpg: keyserver receive failed: No name

powabanga@ArchiHPPavillion eid-mw]$ sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys

gpg: refreshing 124 keys from hkps://

gpg: keyserver refresh failed: No name

==> ERROR: A specified local key could not be updated from a keyserver.

nourathar commented on 2021-03-31 11:51

Thanks so much for maintaining this ! Today I updated to 5.0.14, the eid-viewer works fine, the daemon runs, but I didn't manage to get it to work via the Firefox Addon. When I try to login to a government website I get stuck on a spinning wheel animation. I don't even get to the authentification stage. Firefox autoconfigures the PCKS Module as a 'Security Device' as seen in the Security preferences, it finds the same path listed by about-eid-mv, but not the same as listed by p11tool. But manually loading the 'Security Device' didn't work with any path I tried. Under Chromium it worked on the first try after following the instructions on this page:

wget commented on 2021-03-12 19:14

Thanks Guillaume (galaux) for the procedure. Maybe we could add it to the Arch Wiki? in the section specific to Belgium? :)

wget commented on 2021-03-12 19:13

I tried the 5.0 branch and the later was working fine. Also, the FeDict confirmed to me the branch 5.0 is now okayish to use on GNU/Linux distro. Switched to that branch :)