FriBID is an open source
software for the Swedish e-id system called BankID.
FriBID also supports processor architectures and Linux/BSD distributions
that the official software doesn't support.
The latest version is 1.0.2 (changelog).
Please note that Nexus Personal / BankID Säkerhetsprogram
must be uninstalled before you can start using FriBID.
- Is FriBID an official BankID client?
- No, it's not. You use FriBID at your own risk. But we're working to make
it fully compatible with BankID.
- My e-id is a smart card, can I use it?
- Yes, but a few extra steps are required after the installation, see the wiki (in Swedish, unfortunately).
- Is it possible to obtain a new e-id with FriBID?
- Yes. Please report problems on the forums or on the fribid-user mailing list!
- Is it possible to import my e-id from BankID?
- Only with e-id files from that have been created with version 4.10 of Nexus Personal or
older versions. Such files have the file extension
- Does e-id from Nordea, Telia or SEB work with FriBID?
- No, they are incompatible with the BankID system and also FriBID (however,
Nexus Personal is also used by Nordea as their e-id software).
- Is FriBID secure?
- You use it entirely at your own risk, but we're doing our best to make it secure of course.
- Where/how are the e-id (certificate) files stored by FriBID?
- They are stored in PKCS#12 format in a directory called
in your home directory. The official software used to store certificate files
here too, up to version 4.10.
- How can I check that FriBID is working?
- You can do that at the BankID test page.