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CIE (Carta di Identità Elettronica) Linux middleware

CIE 3.0 PKCS11 MIDDLEWARE Build status


This product is beta software. Use it in production at your own judgment.


  • running pcscd

  • cmake >=3.15

  • pcsclite library (for SC communication )

  • ssl library

On Debian and derivatives the lib requirements can be installed with the packages libpcsclite-dev libssl-dev. Library versions as of Ubuntu 18.04 are reported to work.

The official building approach is using Eclipse, for historical reasons. Versions from 4.18 onward are working, this is due to JDT version being tied to the IDE's one. For a more up-to-date approach using gradle check the user fork mentioned in the comments at 1.


Build happens in three steps:

  1. build signing library cie_sign_sdk using cmake
  2. build C++ middleware project cie-pkcs11 using Eclipse
  3. compile Java application CIEID using Eclipse


This will build a static library and copy it into cie-pkcs11/Sign

cd cie_sign_sdk
cmake -B build/
cmake --build build/
cmake --install build/


Open the repository root directory with Eclipse, its auto-discovery tool should find at least two projects:

  • cie-pkcs11, a C++ project
  • CIEID, a Java project

In Project Explorer view, select the project root, then select menu item Project > Build project. This should leave a object in Debug (the default target).


These steps can be performed with or without Eclipse.

If using Eclipse install the JDT plugin, switch to "Java" perspective, select CIEID in the Package Explorer view, add a Debug or Run configuration starting it.ipzs.cieid.MainApplication as main class.

Add -Djna.library.path=".:../Debug" to VM arguments.

When directly calling the JVM be sure to make the available to JNA either using the jna.library.path property or installing the library in a path searched by default, e.g. /usr/local/lib.