Installing bEID middleware 3.5.3 on Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10

Submitted by Jochus on Mon, 01/02/2010 - 22:33 | Posted in: Linux

I'm currently working on a project where you need to login with your eID. So, to be able to login, you need software to connect to the eID reader.

The version that is available in Ubuntu is:

<a href="mailto:jochen@baileys">jochen@baileys</a> ~ $ sudo aptitude show beidgui
Package: beidgui
State: not installed
Version: 2.6.0-7ubuntu1
Priority: extra

This version was too old to perform some tests, so I had to look for a way to install the newest version.

Download middleware

Unpack file

<a href="mailto:jochen@baileys">jochen@baileys</a> ~ $ tar -xvzf beid-middleware-3.5.3-#48-ubuntu-squeeze_sid-i686-6107.tgz

Install software

<a href="mailto:jochen@baileys">jochen@baileys</a> ~ $ cd install
<a href="mailto:jochen@baileys">jochen@baileys</a> ~ $ sudo ./

Set up Firefox

  • In FF, go to: Edit > Preferences > Advanced
  • Tab: Encryption
  • Press: Security devices
  • Load the following device:
    • Modulename: Belgium Identity Card PKCS #11-module
    • Module filelocation: /usr/local/lib/

Finish tasks

  • Execute the following steps:
  • <a href="mailto:jochen@baileys">jochen@baileys</a> ~ $ cd /usr/local/lib/
    <a href="mailto:jochen@baileys">jochen@baileys</a> ~ $ sudo ldconfig

  • I don't know why I had to do this, but I had to reboot my system to let everything work

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