Digital Signatures in PDF documents for complete security and privacy

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by E-Lock Digital Signature, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Digital Signatures can be added to the PDF documents. Read the article
    to know the benefits of signing and encrypting the PDF document using
    Digital Signature Solutions


    Many Digital Signature solutions allow documents of PDF format to be
    signed and encrypted natively, without having Adobe Acrobat installed.
    This feature enables users and organizations to send invoices, credit
    card or bank transaction statements, purchase orders and other reports
    in PDF format where the recipients are assured of the authenticity of
    the document. Digital signing solution can also be used to encrypt the
    PDF file, giving the sender assurance that only the authorized
    recipients would be able to read the documents.

    These solutions automate the signing and encryption process so that
    the process can be carried out without any user intervention. These
    solutions also provide a number of additional features along with the
    PDF document signing facility.Various features of PDF signing using
    digital signing solutions.The PDF documents are signed in an embedded
    fashion, in a way that is compatible with how Adobe Acrobat signs
    them. There are several features accompanying this facility.

    1.While signing, a visual representation of the signature can be
    embedded in the PDF document.

    2.The user can select the placement of signature in the document in
    terms of the page and the location on the page. For example, the
    signature can be placed at the top-right corner of the first page or
    at bottom-right on the last page.

    3.The user can display scanned handwritten signature or a logo inside
    the digital signature on the PDF document.

    4.The visual signature can also incorporate the reason for signing,
    time of signing, and location. The time of signing can be taken from
    the local machine clock or can use third party time stamp server.

    5. Signing with certificates from a variety of locations such as
    certificate installed in IE or Netscape family of browsers, PFX / P12
    files, smart cards or hardware tokens.

    6. The PDF documents signed using digital signature software do not
    need any specific verification software. They allow the document
    recipients to verify the signatures using free Adobe reader

    7.The PDF files can be encrypted using password of users choice for
    maintaining confidentiality. As with signed files, the encrypted files
    do not require any third party software for decryption. When the file
    is opened in Adobe Reader, the user is prompted for the password. The
    file can be opened only if the correct password is supplied.

    Benefits of using signing software to sign PDF documents

    The key features that make for a very easy deployment of signing and
    encryption into Business to Consumer (B2C) applications in verticals
    like banking, finance, insurance etc are
    · Signing and encryption can be done without using Adobe Acrobat
    · Signing and encryption can be done in automated fashion without any
    user intervention
    · The encrypted files can be opened and signatures verified with Adobe
    Reader, without needing
    any third party software
    E-Lock Digital Signature, Apr 27, 2007
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