ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for ICT (Information andCommunications Technologies), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet technologies. An independent, not-for-profit organization based in the technical park of SophiaAntipolis in the south of France, ETSI is officially recognized by the European Union (EU) as a European Standards Organization. ETSI brings together more than 700 member organizations drawn from 62 countries Worldwide. This cooperation has resulted in a steady stream of highly successful ICT standards in mobile, fixed, and radio communications and a range of other standards that cross these boundaries, including:

  • Security
  • Satellite
  • Broadcast
  • Human Factors
  • Testing & Protocols
  • Intelligent transport
  • Power-line telecoms’ eHealth
  • Smart Cards
  • Emergency communications
  • GRID & Clouds’ Aeronautical

and many more. ETSI’s purpose is to produce and perform the maintenance of the technical standards and other deliverables which are required by its members. Maintenance of the ETSI Directives is the responsibility of the General Assembly,supported by the ETSI Board. Each technical body establishes and maintains a Work programme, consisting of Work Items. An ETSI Work Item is the description of a standardization task, andnormally results in a single standard, report, or similar document. The technical body approves each Work Item, Which is then formally adopted by the whole membership (via a web-based procedure). Collectively, the work programmes of all the technical bodies constitute the ETSI Work Programme. A technical body usually gives responsibility for a Work Item to a small group ofexperts, led by a Rapporteur. The document (standard, report etc.) resulting fromthe Work Item is referred to as an ETSI Deliverable, which may be an:

  • ETSI Technical Specification (TS)
  • ETSI Technical Report (TR)
  • ETSI Standard (ES)
  • ETSI Guide (EG)
  • European Standard (or European Norm, EN)
  • ETSI Special Report (SR)
  • ETSI Group Specification (GS)

A technical body takes its decisions, including approval of draft Deliverables, either by simple consensus or by a Weighted vote. Each Member company or organization has a voting weight determined by its membership fee, which in turn depends upon the company’s financial turnover and other factors. A proposition passes if at least 71% of the Weighed votes cast are in favour. Standardization is an integral part of the EU goal to achieve the Lisbon goals by carrying out better regulation and by simplifying legislation, by increasing competitiveness of enterprises and by removing barriers of  trade at international level. ETSI has made a very significant contribution to European legislation by producing many Harmonized Standards to be used in the application of European Directives. ETSI has also contributed extensively to the e-Accessibility goals of the EC/EFTA, With Well over 50 specifications in support of e-Accessibility and e-lnclusion, addressing the needs of all users, irrespective of age and ability. ETSI works in close co-operation with the other 2 recognized European Standardization Organizations, namely CEN and CENELEC in order to co-ordinate activities. ETSI is also an active member of the Information Communications Technologies Standards Board (ICTSB) Which is an initiativefrom the three ESOS.

1. ETSI TR 102 030 V1.1.1 (2002-03)

Technical ReportProvision of harmonized Trust Service Provider status information

The present document defines minimum requirements for the provision of harmonized status information on certification-service-providers and other TrustService Providers (TSPs) and for the means to provide such information.

2. ETSI TR 102 040 V1.3.1 (2005-03)

Technical Report Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI);International Harmonization of Policy Requirements for  CAs issuing Certificates

The present document presents the results of ongoing Work to harmonizeexisting ETSI Technical Specification (TS) on policy requirements for certificationauthorities (TS 101 456 [1] and TS 102 042 [2]) with other internationallyrecognized standards and related activities.

3. ETSI TR 102 O41 V1.1.1 (2002-02)

Technical ReportSignature Policies ReportThe present document gives guidance on the technical, organizational and legalissues related to a signature policy.

The present document can best be seen in conjunction With published documents TS 101 733 [2] and ES 201 733 [1] upon which it builds.

4. ETSI TR 102 044 Vl.l.1 (2002-12)

Technical Report Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Requirements for role and attribute certificates

The present document identifies a set of requirements that will provide a basisfor a subsequent standard, Which Will then build policy requirements forattributes certified by Attribute Authorities or Certification Authoritiescomplying With [4] and related standards

5. ETSI TR 102 O45 Vl.l.1 (2003-U3)

Technical Report Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Signature policy for extended business model

The present document addresses signature policies to be used in themanagement of multiple signatures Within extended business models.

6. ETSI TR 102 046 V1.2.1 (2004-06)

Technical Report Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Maintenance report

The present document records comments and issues raised with the ETSI TC ESIon Technical Specifications and on Technical Reports published for ElectronicSignatures and lnfrastructures, and in some cases propose resolution for theseissues.

7. ETSI TR 102 047 V1.2.1 (2005-03)

Technical Report International Harmonization of Electronic Signature Formats

The present document presents the results of ongoing work to harmonizeexisting ETSI technical specifications on electronic signature formats (TS 101 733[1] and TS 101 903 [2]) with other internationally recognized standards andrelated activities.

8. ETSI TR 102 153 V1.1.1 (2003-02)

Technical Report Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Pre-study on certificate profiles

The study was intended to include:I lnvestigation on the major sources of incompatibility.I Review of existing certificate configurations in the public domain,i.e. for open user communities.I Review of proposed profiles.I Conclusion whether a normative task is feasible and meaningful.

9. ETSI TR 102 272 V1.1.1 (2003-12)

Technical Report Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); ASN.1 format for signature policies

The present document covers the aspects of Electronic Signature Policies thatwere defined in TS 101 733 v1 and other older versions of that document.

10. ETSI TR 102 317 V1.1.1 (2004-06)

Technical Report Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI);Process and tools for maintenance of ETSI deliverables

The present document describes the maintenance activity as performed by TCESI, the maintenance report and the tools developed to simplify and speed~upthe maintenance tasks.

11. ETSI TR 102 437 V1.1.1 (2006-10)

Technical ReportElectronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI);Guidance on TS 101 456 (Policy Requirements for certification authoritiesissuing qualified certificates)

The present document provides guidance on interpreting the requirements specified in TS 101 456 (V1.4.1) [15].

12. ETSI TR 102 438 V1.1.1 (2006-03)

Technical Report Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Application of Electronic Signature Standards in Europe

A number of initiatives were started in Europe, funded by the European Commission, in order to provide support to the Directives that apply electronic signatures and have their roots in Directive 1999/ 93 / EC [1], among which Directive 2001 / 115/ EC [2] addressing invoicing in respect of value added tax.

13. ETSI TR 102 458 V1.1.1 (2006-04)

Technical Report Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Mapping Comparison Matrix between the US Federal Bridge CA Certificate Policy and the European Qualified Certificate Policy (TS 101 456)

The present document compares the United States ” The Federal BridgeCertification Authority (FBCA) Certificate Policy [3], and the European QualifiedCertificate Policy (QCP) as specified in TS 101 456 [2] in order to identify to whatextent Which stipulations FBCA CP match those of QCP.

14. ETSI TR 102 572 V1.1.1 (2007-07)

Technical Report Best Practices for handling electronic signatures and signed data for digital accounting

The present document has the purpose to propose a set of practices applicable tothe various security related aspects of signing fiscally relevant documents Whenissued and storing them for the legally required time. It is based on the results ofa survey carried out on what practices are actually in place in the five mostpopulated European Union Member States (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK).

15. ETSI TR 102 605 V1.1.1 (2007-09)

Technical Report Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Registered E-Mail

The present document summarizes the results of a survey among organizationsWith interests in Registered E-Mail services for Europe including stateauthorities, standardization bodies, e-mail product and service providers.

16. ETSI TS 101 456 V1.4.3 (2007-05)

Technical Speciflcatiøn Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Policy requirements for certification authorities issuing qualified certificates

The present document specifies policy requirements relating to Certificationauthorities (CAs) issuing qualified certificates (termed certification-service-providers issuing qualified certificates in the Directive [1]

17. ETSI TS 101 862 V1.3.2 (2004-O6)

Technical SpecificationQualified Certificate profile

The present document defines a profile for Qualified Certificates, based on the technical definitions in RFC 3739 [4], that may be used by issuers of Qualified Certificates complying with Annex l and Il of the European Electronic Signature Directive 1999/ 93/ EC [1].

18. ETSI TS 101 733 V1.8.1 (2009-11)

Technical Specification Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures (CAdES)

The scope of the present document covers electronic signature formats only,previous versions of the present document covered both Electronic SignatureFormats and Electronic Signature Policies.

19. ETSI TS 101 861 V1.3.1 (2006-01)

Technical Specification Time stamping profile

The present document is based on the Time Stamp Protocol (TSP) from RFC 3161[1]. lt defines What a Time Stamping client must support and what a TimeStamping Server must support.

20. ETSI TS 101 862 V1.3.3 (2006-01)

Technical Specification Qualified Certificate profile

The present document defines a profile for Qualified Certificates, based on thetechnical definitions in RFC 3739 [4], that may be used by issuers of QualifiedCertificates complying With Annex I and II of the European Electronic SignatureDirective 1999/ 93/ EC [1].

21. ETSI TS 101 903 V1.4.1 (2009-06)

Technical Specification XML Advanced Electronic Signatures (XAdES)

The present document defines XML formats for advanced electronic signaturesthat remain valid over long periods, are compliant With the European Directiveand incorporate additional useful information in common uses cases.

22. ETSI TS 102 023 V1.2.2 (2008-10)

Technical Specification Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Policy requirements for time-stamping authorities

The present document specifies policy requirements relating to the operation ofTime-stamping Authorities (TSAs).

23. ETSI TS 102 280 V1.1.1 (2004-03)

Technical Specification X.509 V.3 Certificate Profile for Certificates Issued to Natural Persons

The present document defines a common profile for ITU-T RecommendationX.509 [2] based certificates issued to natural persons.

24. ETSI TS 102 573 V1.1.1 (2007-O7)

Technical Specification Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Policy requirements for trust service providers signing and/or storing data for digital accounting

The present document specifies policy requirements applicable to TrustedService Providers (TSP) that sign fiscally relevant electronically documentsand/ or store them on behalf of taxable.

25. ETSI TS 102 734 Vl.1.1 (2007-02)

Technical Specificution Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures; Profiles of CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures based on TS 101 733 (CAdES)

The present document profiles the use of TS 101 733 (CAdES) [1] signatures,based on CMS [2] for its use Within the following specific environments asfollows:I e-lnvoicing area.I e-government area.I a baseline for other application areas.

26. ETSI TS 102 904 V1.1.1 (2007-02)

Technical Spccificatíon Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures; Profiles of XML Advanced Electronic Signatures based on TS 101 903 (XAdES)

The present document profiles the use of TS 101 903 (XAdES) [1] signatures,based on XML SIG [2] for its use Within the following specific environments asfollows:I e-lnvoicing area.I e-government area.I a baseline for other application areas.

27. ETSI TS 102 042 V2.1.2 (2010-04)

Technical Specificutíon Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Policy requirements for certification authorities issuing public key certificates

The present document specifies policy requirements relating to CertificationAuthorities (CAS) issuing public key certificates, including Extended ValidationCertificates (EVC).

28. ETSI TS 102 231 V3.1.2 (2009-12)

Technical Spccificatíon Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Provision of harmonized Trust-service status information

The present document specifies a standard for a Trust-service Status List (TSL)Which makes available trust service status information such that interestedparties may determine whether a trust service is or was operating under theapproval of any recognized scheme at either the time the service Was provided,or the time at which a transaction reliant on that service took place.

29. ETSI TS 102 176-1 V2.0.0 (2007-ll)

Technical Specification Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Algorithms and Parameters for Secure Electronic Signatures; Part 1: Hash functions and asymmetric algorithms

The present document is targeted to support advanced electronic signatures andthe related infrastructure.

30. ETSI TS 102 176-2 V1.2.1 (2005-07)

Technical Specification Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Algorithms and Parameters for Secure Electronic Signatures; Part 2: Secure channel protocols and algorithms for signature creation devices

The present document defines a set of symmetric algorithms and protocols to beused to construct a secure channel between an application and a signaturecreation device providing either only integrity or both integrity andconfidentiality.

31. ETSI TS 102 640-1 V2.l.l (2010-01)

Technical Specification Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Registered Electronic Mail (REM);Part 1: Architecture

The basic purpose of Registered E-Mail service is to provide users, in addition tothe usual services supplied by the ordinary e-mail service providers, With a set ofEvidence suitable to uphold assertions of acceptance (i.e. of “shipment”), ofdelivery/ non delivery, of retrieval, etc. of e-mails sent/ delivered through suchservice.

32. ETSI TS 102 640-2 V2.1.1 (2010-01)

Technical Specification Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Registered Electronic Mail (REM);Part 2: Data requirements, Formats and Signatures for REM

The basic purpose of a Registered E-Mail service is to provide users, in additionto the usual services supplied by the ordinary e-mail service providers, with a set of evidence suitable to uphold assertions of acceptance (i.e. of “shipment”), ofdelivery/ non delivery, of receipt, etc. of e-mails sent/ delivered through suchservice.

33. ETSI TS 102 640-3 V2.1.1 (2010-01)

Technical Speciflcation Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI);Registered Electronic Mail (REM);Part 3: Information Security Policy Requirements for REM Management Domains

The present document specifies requirements on the security of a Registered E-Mail Management Domain (REM-MD).

34. ETSI TS 102 640-4 V2.1.1 (2010-01)

Technical Speczficatíon Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Registered Electronic Mail (REM) Part 4: REM-MD Conformance Profiles

The present document specifies two levels of conformance requirements.

35. ETSI TS 102 640-5 V2.1.1 (2010-01)

Technical Speclficatíon Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI);Registered Electronic Mail (REM); Part 5: REM-MD Interoperability Profiles

The present document profiles the implementation of TS 102 640 (REM TS) basedsystems, addressing issues relating to authentication, authenticity and integrityof the information to achieve interoperability between such systems.

36. ETSI TS 102 778-1 V1.1.1 (2009-07)

Technical Speclficatíon Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); PDF Advanced Electronic Signature Profiles; Part 1: PAdES Overview – a framework document for PAdES

The present document provides a framework for the set of profiles for PDF(Portable Document Format – as specified in ISO 32000-1 [1]) AdvancedElectronic Signatures specified in this multi-part deliverable.

37. ETSI TS 102 778-2 V1.2.1 (2009-07)

Technical Specíflcatiøn Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI);PDF Advanced Electronic Signature Profiles;Part 2: PAdES Basic – Profile based on ISO 32000-1

The present document profiles the use of PDF signatures, as described in ISO32000-1 and based on CMS [i.3], for its use in any application areas where PDF isthe appropriate technology for exchange of digital documents includinginteractive forms.

38. ETSI TS 102 778-3 V1.1.2 (2009-12)

Technical Specificatíon Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); PDF Advanced Electronic Signature Profiles;Part 3: PAdES Enhanced – PAdES-BES and PAdES-EPES Profiles

The present document profiles the use of PDF Signatures specified in ISO 32000-1[1] With an alternative signature encoding to support signature formatsequivalent to the signature forms CAdES-BES, CAdES-EPES and CAdES-T asspecified in TS 101 733 [2].

39. ETSI TS 102 778-4 Vl.1.2 (2009-12)

Technical Spectfication Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); PDF Advanced Electronic Signature Profiles; Part 4: PAdES Long Term – PAdES-LTV Profile

The present document profiles the electronic signature formats found in ISO32000-1 [1] to support Long Term Validation (LTV) of PDF Signatures

40. ETSI TS 102 778-5 V1.1.2 (2009-12)

Technical Specificatíon Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); PDF Advanced Electronic Signature Profiles; Part 5: PAdES for XML Content – Profiles for XAdES signatures

The present document defines four profiles that together profile the usage ofXAdES [1] signatures, as defined in TS 101 903 [1], for signing XML contentWithin the PDF containers.