TrustBearer Labs announced support for the Belgium eID, the Belgian national identification card, with its TrustBearer OpenID service. With TrustBearer OpenID support, the Belgium eID smart card can now be paired with the OpenID Web authentication standard, making it possible for more than 7 million Belgian citizens to use their eID cards to access any Web site that accepts OpenID. The card is required to be carried by all citizens older than 15, and is used for identification and access to government services.
TrustBearer Labs launched a public OpenID service, https://openid.trustbearer.com, which pairs an OpenID account with a user’s smart card or other authentication device, which is used to securely authenticate the user. This gives the user full control of what information, if any, is transmitted to third parties during authentication.