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ePassports EAC Conformity & Interoperability Tests
Prague, September 7th - 12th 2008

ePassports Conformity Tests LAYERS 3 - 4 and 6 - 7, BAC, EAC

Pre-registration process

Pre-registration for ePassports is running at the moment.

As we want to give to all participants an opportunity to have all relevant certificates in advance we have to set up advanced fee to handle the last minute certificate distribution:

Pre-registration process on-line is free of charge until 18th August 2008 From 19th August 2008 to 1st September 2008 the fee is 600 € (incl. VAT) (on-line registration) At the Prague Tests registration place at 7th September 2008 the fee is 1000 € (incl. VAT) (registration on the spot)

Informations for participants

The purpose of the conformity testing is:

  1. to allow member states to verify the conformity of ePassports with fingerprint biometric data protected by EAC for the functional layers L3 – L4 and L6 – L7 according to approved standards and specifications
  2. to open testing to other countries and passport producers.

A laboratory environment will be provided for a subset of EAC and BAC conformity tests for the functional layers L3 – L4 and L6 – L7, according to approved standards and specifications.

ePassports entry condition

Element File name
CSCA certificate - name NN_CSCA.der (.der, .cer)
DS certificate NN_DS (.der, .cer) preferably included in the ePassport chip
CVCA certificate NN_CVCA.cvcert (minimal validity at least 2 month)
CVCA private key under PKCS#8 format NN_CVCA.pkcs8
DV certificate NN_DVCA.cvcert (effective date like CVCA certificate)
IS certificate NN_IS.cvcert (effective date like CVCA certificate)
IS private key under PKCS#8 format NN_IS.pkcs8

Testing process

Who To whom Description Note
Testing Laboratory Applicants Defined format of log files Mandatory for guaranteed testing
Testing Laboratory Testing Steering Team Defined format of log files Mandatory for guaranteed testing, optional for optional testing
Testing Steering Team BIG General results Will be provided for guaranteed part of testing, for optional part of testing also optional
Testing Steering Team All More general results General session
Will be provided for guaranteed part of testing, for optional part of testing also optional

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