Tools & Downloads for Your Citizen Card

Citizen Card Software

The Citizen Card requires a separate Citizen Card software (Citizen Card environment, CCE) in order to run. (If not started, you will get an error message that the site http://127.0.0.1/... cannot be displayed.)

In the course of migrating from the Citizen Card/Mobile Phone Signature to the new Austrian E-ID (scheduled for Q1 2021), service providers will gradually connect their services to the new Austrian E-ID system and log-on users by means of the E-ID system.

After migration to the new Austrian E-ID, users can for now still use their existing Mobile Phone Signature or Citizen Card to log-on to services. A successful log-in requires an active Mobile Phone Signature account, or, if using the Citizen Card, the current version of A-Trust's Citizen Card software. Citizen Card software from other vendors (e.g., Mocca) is not supported by the new E-ID system.

The table below provides an overview of available Citizen Card software. Only the solution provided by A-Trust is compatible with the new E-ID system. Other Citizen Card software cannot be used to log-on at services using the E-ID system, but can still be used for the creation of electronic signatures (e.g., PDF signatures).

  Free-of-charge E-ID Windows MacOS Linux Download
A-Trust yes yes yes no no Download
Mocca (uses Java) yes no yes yes (10.7 or higher) yes Download
trustDesk basic no no yes yes yes Download
hotSign no no yes no no Download

A-Trust Citizen Card Environment

This Citizen Card Software in compatible with the new Austrian E-ID system.

Citizen Card Software A-TrustYou can use the Citizen Card software from A-Trust to use your Citizen Card.
Download (7 MB)

System requirements:

The entire installation is carried out by the a.sign full installer.

Mocca

Note: This Citizen Card software is not compatible with the new Austrian E-ID system. After migration to the new E-ID system, this Citizen Card software can still be used for creating electronic signatures but cannot be used to log-on at e-government services any longer.

Mocca is a free-of-charge, platform-independent (Java) Citizen Card software and can be downloaded using this link. Note: A Mocca CA certificate must be installed in your browser after installing this software. A dialog is started in the browser after Mocca is installed. The CA certificate can also be installed later as described in the Mocca Help pages.

Citizen Card Software MOCCA During installation, a Citizen Card environment icon is created automatically (pictured right) on the Desktop and a Start Menu entry is created (under e-Government). To view Mocca help files, start Mocca and right-click on the Mocca symbol in the menu bar. You can also view them in your browser at http://localhost:3495/help/.

BDC Citizen Card Environment

Note: This Citizen Card software is not compatible with the new Austrian E-ID system. After migration to the new E-ID system, this Citizen Card software can still be used for creating electronic signatures but cannot be used to log-on at e-government services any longer.

Citizen Card Software A-TrustAnother Citizen Card software is hotsign from BDC:
Download

System requirements:

  • Windows

IT Solution Citizen Card Environment

Note: This Citizen Card software is not compatible with the new Austrian E-ID system. After migration to the new E-ID system, this Citizen Card software can still be used for creating electronic signatures but cannot be used to log-on at e-government services any longer.

Citizen Card Software A-TrusttrustDesk is available from IT Solution.:
Downloads

System requirements:

  • Windows, MacOS, Linux

Electronic Signature

PDF Signatures

For PDF signatures, we have a separate page under: PDF Signatures

Encryption

CCECitizen Card Encrypted

Download (Author: A-SIT, Terms of licence A-SIT)

For smartcard or software certificates

CCE enables you to encrypt files and folders and place them in containers. For decryption, you can use your smartcard(at the moment the various versions of the austrian Citizen Card) as well as software-keys. Since Version 3, CCE does not require a Citizen Card environment anymore.

Available for: Windows Apple MacOS Linux

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