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STORK 2.0 facilitates the usage of eID across borders, allowing citizens to authenticate at foreign portals on behalf of themselves or on behalf of other natural or legal persons.

STORK 2.0 extends the STORK platform with:

  • Authentication on behalf of; allowing people to act in the name of other legal or natural persons, taking into account their powers of representation (mandates);
  • Powers (for digital signatures): designed to verify that signatories of documents have powers enough to present such documents on behalf of the person indicated in the document;
  • Domain-specific attributes including academic attributes allowing a great diversity of trusted attribute providers to supply attributes which describe certain aspects of the user and eHealth attributes from trusted national databases used to identify health care professional;
  • Digital signature support for signing especially (pdf) contracts and (xml) transactions;
  • Several commodities: Version control for automatic propagation of changes in the MS’s interoperability infrastructures, Document Transport Layer for exchange of signed documents across STORK 2.0 infrastructure, anonymity for anonymous participation support in cross-border services like eSurveys, data aggregation to be able to retrieve attributes from multiple attribute providers from same or different MS and support to multiple-valued attributes to manage attributes from different sources


STORK 2.0 also opens the STORK platform to the private sector, especially the banks, thus increasing the requirements for especially integrity, availability and traceability

Just like STORK, STORK 2.0 is user-centric, with the objective that the user is always aware of - and consents - when he/she is sending his personal data abroad. Privacy and confidentiality are considered as a key factor for success.

STORK 2.0 is an evolution of STORK, just like the eIDAS software as published at



Software packages have been produced by STORK 2.0. Their orientation is towards each group of stakeholders:

  • MiddleWare (MW) countries. The Virtual IDP (V-IDP) is responsible for the routing to other countries' modules within itself, for authentication (maybe through an identity provider), for data transformation, for control, and for bilateral trust management with other countries. This package located at the Technical University of Graz (Austria) as the file is too big for this site, is composed for the countries which want to connect to the STORK 2.0 platform using a the distributed approach.

  Each package contains:

  • an overview for new ... (MS, SPs, APs)
  • the software itself
  • an installation manual
  • test tools
  • example software for integration
  • test credentials

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