When assigning individual PINs, it is permissible to assign a PIN with more than 8 characters.
In the case of a PIN change, the new PIN must have the same number of characters as the "old" PIN or more characters. The BNotK card does not allow you to change from a 9-digit PIN to an 8-digit PIN, for example.
In Sign Live! C.C.C up to Version 126.96.36.199, a maximum of 8 characters can be entered during the signature process with a BNotK card.
With update from Sign Live! C.C.C on the version 188.8.131.52 is a PIN entry from up to 16 characters is possible.
Check in Sign Live! C.C.C via menu item Help> About which version you are using and update if necessary.