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Preparation guide and user manual for civil registrars (Authoring Environment) can be found here.

Server Downtime from 24/09/2013 11:00 CET to 30/09/2013 08:00 CET.
Due to a critical update in the security layer of CIEC Data Exchange Platform, all services will be offline until 30/09/2013 08:00 CET.
This update is related to the adoption of the final production version of the Certification Authority of CIEC. During this update, all offices and corresponding certificates will be re-created, all existing tasks will be deleted and all users will be automatically assigned to their existing offices.
Since all office certificates will be renewed, users are kindly requested to re-initialize their environments:

  1. Authoring Environment -> Environment -> Clean
  2. Authoring Environment -> Environment -> Initialize

We introduce the updated version of the User Management Web Service. Both message-level and trasport-level encryptions are supported. More information can be found here.

"Featured asset: ICCS' birth, marriage and death certificates (convention 16)", article posted in JOINUP.
For more information, please click here.

Introducing CIEC RSS Feeds
RSS Rich Site Summary (originally RDF Site Summary, often dubbed Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a "feed", "web feed", or "channel") includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. RSS was designed to show selected data. Without RSS, users will have to check your site daily for new updates. This may be too time-consuming for many users. With an RSS feed (RSS is often called a News feed or RSS feed) they can check your site faster using an RSS aggregator (a site or program that gathers and sorts out RSS feeds). Since RSS data is small and fast-loading, it can easily be used with services like cell phones or PDA's. Web-rings with similar information can easily share data on their web sites to make them better and more useful.
Recommended RSS Readers

Mozilla Firefox (Sage plugin) (
Mozilla Thunderbird

CIEC RSS entrypoint can be found here.

"Insights from the Seminar on ICCS-CIEC Data Exchange Platform and Infrastructure", article posted in JOINUP.
For more information, please click here.

"ICCS Platform for the international communication of civil-status data by electronic means - Dissemination Seminar"
For more information, please click here.

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