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Components of a Solution 
1.
File Type Considerations 
2.
Certificates 
3.
Signing Software 
4.
Validation Software 
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1. File Type Considerations 
Some Files Support Embedded Signatures 
PDF, some word processing formats 
XMLDSig 
External Signatures & Envelopes 
Any file format can have detached signature 
Validation highly inconvenient 
Anything goes into a signed envelope 
Slightly less inconvenient (can't lose sig) 
PDF can be a signed envelope 
Automated Validation 
PDF Only 
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2. Certificates – Who signed it? 
Self-signed 
Free! 
Nobody trusts it! → Need trusted distribution (e.g. secure web site) 
Well-known CA (PKI) 
Not free 
Various purposes, levels of assurance, prices 
VeriSign, GeoTrust, Entrust, GlobalSign 
CDS Certificate 
Automatically trusted by Adobe Reader 
Requires hardware support 
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3. Signing Software 
Desktop PDF 
Standard Programming Libraries 
iText 
Adobe LiveCycle 
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Desktop PDF Signing Apps 
Adobe Acrobat, Aloaha PDF Signator 
PDF only 
Low cost, unless many copies needed 
Any kind of certificate 
Including hardware tokens 
Fully manual signing 
Open PDF, sign and save 
Aloaha has batch mode, scripting capability 
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Standard Programming Libraries 
Java, MS-CAPI, .NET, etc. 
Crypto algorithms, certificate handling 
XML DSig implementations 
Not applications => custom software needed to use 
“Free” => cost is in developing app 
Can be used to sign XML, HTML, anything 
But not embedded PDF signatures 
Can validate same 
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iText 
Programming library for PDF documents 
Not an application => custom software needed to use 
Free (open source) and paid versions 
Any kind of certificate 
Including hardware tokens (to be confirmed) 
Suitable for automated mass signing 
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Adobe LiveCycle ES 2 
Large server-side application 
“Digital Signatures” is one module 
PDF only 
Expensive 
CDS certificates 
Supports HSMs 
Fully automated mass signing 
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4. Validation Software 
PDF Readers 
Hash Comparators  
Signature Validation Libraries 
Online Services (Austria, MN) 
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PDF Readers 
Adobe Reader 
Automatically validates signed PDFs 
Trusts certificates tracing back to: 
Adobe Root (Reader v6 & up) 
Any root cert in AATL (Reader v9 and up) 
(at user option) Any cert in Windows cert store 
Free, highly convenient, proprietary 
Foxit Reader 
User activates signature validation 
Seems to trust only certs in Windows store 
Free, slightly less convenient, bug encountered 
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