beid-pkcs11-tool(1) generic smart card utility


beid-pkcs11-tool [OPTIONS]


The beid-pkcs11-tool utility can be used from the command line to perform miscellaneous operations on the Belgium eID PKCS11 library, such as changing your PIN or testing the library.


--show-info, -I
Show global token information
--list-slots, -L
List the available slots
--list-mechanisms, -M
List the mechanisms supported by the token
--list-objects, -O
List the objects on the token
--login, -l
Log into the token first (not needed when using --pin)
--pin pin, -r pin
Supply the PIN on the command line
--change-pin, -c
Change the PIN
--slot slot
Specify number of the slot to use
--module module
Specify PKCS11 library to use (default =
--test, -t
Test (best used with the --login or --pin option)


beid-pkcs11-tool is based on pkcs11-tool ( and adapted for the Belgian national eID card by Zetes NV/SA (