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 1.0.4 (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.
- Is FriBID compatible with the latest version of BankID?
- No, at least not yet. This will require a large "reverse engineering" effort of the new network protocol (see also this thread on the forum). But a few services are still using the old system. On the wiki there's a list of banks and services that still work with FriBID.
- 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!
- Will FriBID continue working after BankID's technology shift?
- The plan is to adapt FriBID to the new system during 2014, but we can't promise anything.
- 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 on this test page.