eIDAS Inspector

eIDAS Inspector

Highly flexible, modular and fully automatic 

With the development of the eIDAS Inspector, achelos provides an answer to the requirements of the European Regulation (EU) No. 910/2014 (eIDAS Regulation). The product is available for the European market and is aimed at:

  • Trust centers,
  • certification bodies and
  • End users.

The test system is used to verify:

  • electronically signed digital certificates and seals,
  • electronic signatures,
  • time stamps and
  • other electronically signed documents, e.g. XML files (XAdES), PDF files (PAdES) or data containers (ASiC).


eIDAS Inspector - for more security and quality

The test system is used as a supporting testing tool in certification processes, for process-accompanying output control (e.g. in trust centers) or for verifying digital authorisation documents at the end user. The eIDAS Inspector strengthens communication security and the quality of data output through specification-compliant, secure identities and protects against business-critical reputation losses.

Our offer

In addition to the eIDAS Inspector, achelos will offer a comprehensive expertise for development, testing and certification for the European eIDAS Regulation.

eIDAS Inspector – a secure investment in the future

Modular architecture

Safe investment in the future

The test system has a modular architecture and can be easily extended. Tooling modules for special domain-related purposes:

Certificate Verifier:

  • is the core component, it verifies digital electronic certificates for specification conformity

PAdES Verifier: 

  • tests the electronic digital signature of PDF documents

XAdES Verifier:

  • verifies the signatures of XML documents

ASiC Verifier:

  • verifies electronic digital signatures in digital archives

Each module contains a set of domain-specific rules and regulations for relevant technical requirement specification documents.

Advantages of using the eIDAS Inspector

Advantages of the eIDAS Inspector at a glance

  • Highly configurable and user-friendly test system:
    • Batch processing
    • User-defined test requirements on XML basis
  • supports the quality assurance process of a trust center
    (Integration of verification into the certificate issuance process)
  • provides predefined policies in the form of   policy files for immediate verification
  • supports established specifications for electronic signatures:  
    • RFC5280
    • CA/Browser Forum Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Public-Trusted Certificates
    • CA/Browser Forum Guidelines For The Issuance And Management Of Extended Validation Certificates
    • ETSI TR 119 495 (QWAC and QSEAL)
    • eIDAS, PSD2
  • Enables M2M communication through RESTful interface
  • Detailed test reports on conformity of the tested guidelines
    • Fast and targeted error analysis
    • Output of Management Summary Reports
  • Supports various input data:
    • Certificates
    • Seals
    • electronic signatures
    • Time stamps
    • Electronically signed documents (XAdES, PAdES, ...)
  • Enables testing and customization of  business requirements          


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eIDAS Inspector test coverage

Complete test coverage comfortably solved

With the eIDAS Inspector, all inspection and quality assurance tasks can be solved fully automatically. The innovative test system validates on the basis of predefined specification requirements and returns a machine-readable test result via a REST interface. Trust centers benefit from a recursive quality assurance process and save significant time in identifying faulty data.

Holger Volke

Development Director


+49 5251 14212-302