Since October 2017, all network operators in the electricity and gas industry have been required to digitally encrypt and sign e-mails containing EDIFACT transmission files. EDIFACT files contain, for example, invoice and order information and are sent directly from the ERP system. As these files contain sensitive and personal data, they are strictly confidential.

Since the beginning of 2019, all network operators in this industry have had to sign e-mails using the RSASSA-PSS algorithm. Previously, the use of SHA-256-RSA or SHA-512-RSA was sufficient. Furthermore, you are obliged to purchase a certificate signed with the RSASSA-PSS signature algorithm. Please note: In order to use a RSASSA-PSS signed certificate, you must configure your e-mail gateway or signature software.

If you have any further questions, please contact our support team on +49 661 480 276 10.

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