What is an OED?
An OED is an Opérateur d'Enregistrement Délégué; someone who is dedicated to the advanced identity record.
As part as the advanced signature, the Cryptolog company issues certificates in the name of its Universign's certification authority, to all future customers.
Cryptolog manages the entire lifecycle and operations related to informed qualified certificates, except the face-to-face verification of the physical possession of an identity document by the future bearer.
In fact, checking the future customer's identity, during a physical face-to-face, is a necessary step to deliver a qualified certificate.
To perform these verification operations, agents called Opérateur d'Enregistrement Délégué are the only ones who can do it.
The OED's role is to confirm the future signatory's identity to whom we wish to deliver a qualified certificate (level 3).
The latter will allow the owner to sign any type of document with the best probative value possible. In practical, we have to be sure that the identity document analyzed by Universign is really the same the owner provided and then, collect his/her consent to the Universign services.
To become an OED, a little training is required. You have to answer a quizz onsite that lasts a few minutes, to note your knowledges.
Then, you will have to sign a commitment form. See the article "How to become an OED"
An OED's role and obligations
The OED's role is to ensure the operational face-to-face record nearby the future bearers. This record process consists in:
- Validating the future customer's identity using an identity document including an identity photograph (NIC or passport for example)
- Collecting all the necessary information to create the identity file (at least first name, last name, e-mail adress and a mobile phone number allowing Universign to contact the signatory)
- Collecting the future agreement's customer to join the Universign services
- Collecting a digital identity copy having served for the identification step. This copy will have to be visible and complete (e.g both sides of the NIC)
- In case of mistakes during the record, or suspicions of fraud after the process, loss or proven steal of the person's access ways to the Universign website, the OED agrees to prevent Cryptolog as soon as possible
- OED must agree to refuse a record in case of mismatch on the identity document
- OED must agree to keep confidential and under exclusive control, connexion ways to the Universign website made available for them
Each OED will be responsible of their login and password and agree to alert Cryptolog in case of login/password loss or steal.