The Confederation has made Open eGov LocalSigner available for download free of charge since 2007; it will provisionally remain available until the end of 2022. It works:
- with local signature keys and certificates on smartcard (e.g. third-party providers) and
- with the drivers for remote signing services of recognised Swiss certification service providers (local installation required).
Open eGov LocalSigner automatically ensures valid signatures with qualified timestamps. After 2022, the Federal Administration will no longer maintain and run Open eGov LocalSigner free of charge.