Specialist Task Force 458:
Signature Creation and Validation and Trusted Service Providers (TSP) supporting eSignatures
Who we are:
Team Leader: Nick Pope,Thales,
Team Members: Alexander Funk,
Knowl. works / UNINFO,
Stiftung / FTW,
Certinomis / CEN,
I3S / AENOR,
UniBridge / Norway auth,
Juan Carlos Cruellas,
Moez Ben Mbarka,
LLaneza A+A / AENOR,
Stiftung / FTW,
3xA Security AB,
What we do:
The STF-458 is one of the three STFs (the other two are STF-457 and STF-459)
under Phase 2 of EU Mandate/460 on standards for electronic signatures in
support of EU Directive 1999/93 and potential EU regulations which may replace
the Directive .
This STF covers two areas for standardisation in support of electronic
Area 1: Signature creation and validation: This includes standards for
procedures for signature creation and validation, advanced electronic signature
formats (CAdES, XAdES, PAdES and ASiC), advanced electronic signatures in mobile
environments, and signature policies.
Area 2: Trust Service Providers (TSP) supporting electronic signatures: This
includes standards for policy requirements for TSP issuing certificates (qualified,
general public key, TSL/SSL) TSP issuing time-stamps, certificate and time-stamp
formats, and TSP conformity assessment.
For more details, see our
Terms of Reference
Why we do it:
This activity will bring existing ETSI technical specifications up to date
and issue them as European Norms to aid interoperability across Europe within in
Global context and provide a basis for systems meeting the requirements of EU
How we do it:
The standards are to be developed out by members of the STF organised around
the two areas. The STF will consult with bodies representing stakeholders (e.g.
FESA – Forum for European Supervisory Authorities for Electronic Signatures) as
well as European projects and associations and international standards bodies.
Drafts of deliverable will be made available to all stakeholders for public
review before submitting through the formal standardisation process.
Below follows the list of deliverables to be produced by the STF-459, as per
its Terms of Reference.
The deliverables of the STF in Area 1 are :
The deliverables of the STF in Area 2 are:
The STF will produce drafts for public consultation over the period September
to November 2013 with progression to European Norms over the period 2014 to 2015
How to contact us:
Lead: Nick Pope
This information is based upon STF working assumptions.
The views expressed do not necessarily represent the position of ETSI in this
Last updated: 2013-04-16 14:57:46