Electronic signature on eToken device

An electronic signature is an electronic indication of a person’s intent to agree to the content of a document or a set of data to which the signature relates. Like a handwritten signature, an electronic signature is a legal concept capturing the signatory's intent to be bound by the terms of the signed document. An electronic signature is intended to provide a secure and accurate identification method for the signatory to provide a seamless transaction.

Technically, an electronic signature, refers to data in electronic form, which is logically associated with other data in electronic form and which is used by the signatory to sign. The most common way of creating an electronic signature is to use Public Key Cryptography (PKC). The systems used to deliver PKC are called Public Key Infrastructures (PKI). At a basic level electronic signature solutions require each user to have a public and private key pair which are mathematically linked. The private key remains under the owner’s sole control and is used to sign. The signing process creates a crypto code, which is embedded into the document.

Information Technology and Cyber Security Service (RO: Serviciul Tehnologii Informaționale și Securitate Cibernetică - STISC) is a public institution providing electronic signatures on eToken devices.

The eToken device from STISC is a cryptographic USB-based device which guarantees authentication and non-repudiation. The device allows you access to all digital government services via a qualified electronic signature, which is an advanced electronic signature:

  • created by a qualified signature creation device
  • and is based on a qualified certificate for electronic signatures.

How to obtain an electronic signature on eToken device

  1. Go to semnatura.md.
  2. Follow the required steps.

For additional info, check the website of ITSec (RO: STISC) at stisc.gov.md.