March, 2021 – Two of the major milestones of the project were recently successfully completed. Both milestones were created with regards to the pre-production environment of the Integrated Administrative Court Case Management System (IACCMS) portal. Milestone 8 refers to the creation of the final version of the portal in pre-production environment, integrated through eIDAS, while milestone 10 refers to the final version of the portal in pre-production environment with eSeal capabilities.
Following the customization of the Greek Council of State services and their integration with the eIDAS infrastructure, and the electronic seal creation and validation capabilities to the Greek council of State Services Portal, detailed descriptions on how these applications were integrated in the IACCMS portal, were presented.
More specifically, with regards to the eIDAS infrastructure, a detailed description of how the IACCMS portal is using and utilizing the CEF eID building block in order to offer cross border services to citizens, lawyers and legal entities of European Union’s Member states was created. The authentication flow applicable for natural and legal entities is described in a step-by-step basis, highlighting the key attributes requested by the eThemisID portal, in order for the authentication to proceed and the respective access to be granted. Furthermore, a description on the configuration of the eIDAS proxy component was also made available. The proxy was added to the current architecture design of the Greek Council of State Web portal, in order to establish cross-border provisioning of services and to enable authenticated access through the eIDAS network. The configuration info of the eIDAS proxy include a high-level authentication code flow, along with necessary analysis of the various components of the flow.
Regarding the eSeal creation, a detailed description on how the DSS eSeal Module adds qualified e-sealing and timestamping capabilities to the IACCMS Portal -by consuming the Digital Sign API- was created. In that context, the interconnection with HARICA QTSP was also discussed; HARICA QTSP being the provider of 41 qualified e-seals through utilization of its RQSCD service. Moreover, information was provided about the IACCMS Portal’s capability to validate that the files submitted by EU citizens/lawyers contain qualified digital signatures. A necessary description of the DSS eSeal Module Validation API was highlighted along with an explanatory section on how the IACCMS Portal uses it in order to verify the validity of the submitted files.