The following test concept describes the individual components of the eID Infrastructure and provides information about the testing options as well as the available testing tools. The test concept is addressed to manufacturers of the various components and is continously updated in cooperation with the manufacturers.
The main purpose of this concept is to ensure the interoperability between the single components within the eID Infrastructure. The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has specified the interfaces of the components within Technical Guidelines. As the specifications are interoperability specification, interoperability between the individual components follows from their conformity with those guidelines.