Qualified seal

A qualified electronic seal is used to mark a document to prove its origin and authenticity.

The obligation to use a qualified electronic seal has become a reality, especially for state organizations, with the end of the legislative delay in September 2018. Acquisition and operation of the on-premise sealing service is an effective way to deal with the legal requirements.

Do you need professional solutions to create qualified seals?

SEFIRA has prepared a solution that, in accordance with the eIDAS regulation, offers a qualified seal creation device (QSealCD) held by a sealing person to create a qualified seal.

The solution is based on the OBELISK Signer product, which provides the automatic creation of qualified electronic seals and is offered in three basic variants using a smart card or HSM.


basic offer for medium and large organizations

up to 3 qualified seal certificates

1 HSM module

1 virtual appliance for sealing


for organizations that cannot afford a downtime

up to 3 qualified seal certificates

2 HSM modules

2 virtual appliance for sealing

As a QSealCD, SEFIRA uses the ProID + Q smart card and nCipher HSM to create qualified seals.

Due to the specific conditions of HSM certification, it is necessary to ensure that they are managed and operated by a qualified trust service provider for their use as a qualified resource. For the purpose of supplying the offered solution, the management and operation of HSM is provided by SEFIRA as a qualified provider of trust services.

Main benefits

  • price independent of the number of sealed documents

  • scalable performance and availability

  • easy integration of information systems trough standard DSS interface

  • Wide possibilities for further use of HSM:

    • key management for remote electronic signature creation
    • key security for internal CAs
    • database or data storage data encryption
    • SSL acceleration
    • securing authentication and audit solutions

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