Terms explained briefly and simply!

Digital Identity

A qualified digital identity is required in order to ensure the authenticity of the counterpart during an electronic signature process. Via the service xIDENTITY, XiTrust has established a quck and easy way to obtain a digital identity. Additional information on xIDENTITY


eIDAS is the “regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the European internal market.”

Electronic signature

With electronic (digital) signature, electronic data can be linked to a signature. We differentiate between the following types of electronic signatures: basic signature, advanced signature and qualified signature. 

Public Key Infrastructure – PKI

A public-key infrastructure (PKI) forms an essential foundation for carrying out legally-compliant electronic transactions. A public-key infrastructure organizes the validation, distribution and issuance of digital certificates. 

Batch signature

A batch signature is used to sign several documents (batch) by initiating a single signature.