Document Signing

What is Document Signing?

With Document Signing certificates, individuals, teams, departments and organisations can add a digital signature to a document in various formats to prove ownership. The digital signature is an encrypted hash of your message that can only be decrypted by someone with a copy of your public key. The receiver can easily verify the sender by checking the certificate. PDF is by far the most used platform, for which the receiver only needs Adobe Reader.

Document Signing Features

Certainty about the identity of the sender
Certainty about the unaltered contents of the document
The digital signature is legally valid
With timestamping the signature remains verifiable and valid long-term

Timestamping

A timestamp ensures that the signatures do not expire when the Code Signing certificate expires. With timestamping the signature remains valid and verifiable long-term.

Supported platforms

Adobe

Microsoft Office

Apache OpenOffice

LibreOffice

Globalsign
AATL
Digicert
DocSign Organization(2000)
Digicert
DocSign Organization(5000)
Validation type Organisation Validation Organisation Validation Organisation Validation
Certificate storage USB-token USB-token USB-token
Identity on certificate Name of person, department or company Name of person, department or company Name of person, department or company
Required software Desktop-based software Desktop-based software Desktop-based software
Max. amount of signatures per year Unlimited 2000 5000
Timestamping services Yes Yes Yes
Member of Adobe’s Approved Trust List (AATL) Yes Yes Yes
Runtime 1 to 3 years 1 to 3 years 1 to 3 years
Price € 329,00 € 498,00 € 798,00