Your certificate is valid for five years and must be renewed afterwards.
If you have entered your e-mail address during your first activation, you will get an e-mail reminder for the online renewal procedure of your certificate 30 days before its expiration. Take the opportunity to extend your certificate within a few minutes. Please note that this option can only be used 30 days after getting the e-mail reminder.
It is also possible, that you get a reminder to re-activate your certificate while using the mobile phone signature within 30 days before expiration. Please keep in mind that you might have less than 30 days left for the renewal of your certificate.
If your certificate has already expired (after the period of 30 days), it will be necessary to newly activate your mobile phone signature as usual.
In case you know the expiration date of your certificate (you can get the information in your Handy-Signatur Konto: https://www.handy-signatur.at/login) you will be able to renew your certificate online before getting the e-mail reminder or being reminded while using the mobile phone signature. Please use the following online service https://www.handy-signatur.at/mobile/verlaengerung.aspx.
The Mobil Phone Signature prevents central access to sensitive, personal data. Therefore, sophisticated cryptographic methods are in place. When using the Mobile Phone Signature, the various administrative sectors - such as construction and housing, health, agriculture, taxation, ... – are strictly separated from each other. This prevents, for example, the tax authorities to take insight into processes of the health sector. It also ensures that each administrative area may have access to data from their own area of responsibility only.
The Mobile Phone Signature allows legally secure electronic signing of documents such as contracts, receipts, cancellation notices or forms (in PDF format). These files can then be sent via e-mail. For instructions and more information visit the menu item Sign PDFs.
Please note: The new PDF-based signature format PAdES does not require a Manifest ("M") any more. The Manifest is relevant for PDF signatures according to the PDF-AS format only. When verifying PAdES signatures, the Manifest field is therefore greyed out in the displayed result page (see screenshot below). This will change with the upcoming release of the signature-verification tool, which will omit the Manifest field at all. PDF documents signed according to PAdES are valid.
Starting with the beginning of November 2014, PAdES will be gradually integrated into existing e-government components. This affects mainly PDF signing-software such as PDF-AS, PDF-Over, the Austrian Mobile Phone Signature, as well as the citizen card software (CCS) MOCCA/Online-BKU and a.sign client.
Conversion to the new signature format is another step towards standardization, interoperability, and sustainability of signed documents and significantly facilitates their verification with tools such as Adobe Reader. Furthermore, Austria is well-prepared for the EU Regulation on trust services (eIDAS Regulation), which will be enforced in less than two years.
Your signature has been locked!(Citizen Card on your mobile phone)
Mobile phone number or password is incorrect. Your signature has been locked!.
It is not necessary to revoke your Mobile Phone Signature. Easily you can re-activate your Mobile Phone Signature as usual, once more.
A valid certificate already exists for this mobile phone number. (Error 2005)