All You Need to Know about Document Signing Certificate

The identity of the sender of a digital communication or document can be verified with the help of a private digital key, which is unique to the sender and is used to create a digital signature that can be verified by anyone who has access to the sender’s public key.

Customers are provided with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the documents they have signed originate from a reliable source and have not been falsified or tampered with in any way.

Using the Digital Signature Certification from Adobe that is made accessible by Sectigo, businesses are able to protect Adobe Acrobat documents using digital signatures. This is made possible because of the fact that Sectigo.

The organizations who are accountable for the distribution of certifications are either Adobe’s CDS or the CAs that issue certificates trusted by CDS, which are participants on the Adobe Approved Trust List.

Both of these groups belong to the Adobe Authorized Trust List (AATL).

The certification provides evidence that the signer has been checked by Adobe to make sure that they comply with the requirements set forth by Adobe, as well as that the certificate has been installed on the locked-down equipment.

In addition, the certification provides evidence that the protected hardware has been protected by the certificate.

Where exactly is the signature located?

There are two locations where the signature can be found:

The handwritten autographs that the signers themselves generated are referred to as the simple signature, and the image of those signatures is known as the simple signature. Your choices for where the signatures should go on the document have been used, and they have been attached there. They can be looked at if you want.

The advanced signature is a digital signature that is placed right in the PDF by our team. This signature is also digital, but it is encrypted.

Those specific document signing certificates that give the agreement legal power and ensures that it may be carried out. It can be seen in a number of different PDF readers, the most common of which is Adobe Reader.

What steps do you need to take in order to view the enhanced signature using Adobe Reader?

There is a wide selection of PDF viewers that have the capability of displaying an advanced signature. Be aware, however, that if you try to view it on your web browser after opening the PDF, you won’t be able to do so.

Our certificates come from a certification authority that is on the list of recognized certification authorities that is kept up to date by Adobe (AATL). So, our signatures have been verified, and as soon as you open your PDF file in Adobe Reader, they will display in the appropriate locations on the document:

  • Download Adobe Reader right now if you haven’t done so already.
  • Launch Adobe Reader and look at your signed PDF.
  • The “signatures” button will appear in the top right-hand corner of the screen automatically.
  • After you click on this button, a new panel will appear on the left side of the screen. This panel will contain all of the information regarding the encrypted signature.