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Document signing certificates verify author and document authenticity, establishing trust for electronically transmitted documents in real time. Entrust Document Signing Certificates are compatible with Adobe® PDF and Microsoft® documents and provide non-repudiation for the lifetime of a document.

Document Signing Certificates Benefits

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Flexible and Affordable

Our document signing certificates are available for individuals, groups, and enterprise, with terms of up to three years and many options for unlimited signatures.

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Approved and Trusted by Adobe®

Entrust is an Adobe Certified Document Services (CDS) Member and an Adobe Approved Trust List (AATL) Member.

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Trustworthy on Every Level

Identify the sender’s name and organization, the presence and validity of digital signatures, and verify the unaltered integrity of the document after signing.

Three steps to secure document signing

  1. Deliver our certificates with a USB token or through a hardware security module.
  2. Enable certificate-based signatures in your document creation applications.
  3. Recipients feel confident knowing that the publisher was verified by Entrust, a trusted certification authority.

Document Signing Certificates Features

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Timestamping

Verify when code is signed and determine whether the signature is valid.

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Multiple Signature Workflow

Easily authenticate sensitive documents that require multiple signatures.

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Visual Trust Indicators

Expose document tampering with clear visual indicators.

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Expiration Notification

Avoid accidental certificate expirations with automatic expiration notifications.

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Automatic or Manual Signing

Choose automatic signing for bulk signatures or manual signing for one document at a time.

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Legal Compliance

Secure legally binding documents. We support the U.S. Federal ESIGN Act and many international laws.

Choose Your Document Signing Solution

Our document signing certificate solutions include support and offer options for signature type, signature amount, and lifetimes.

Features

Solution Type
Signator
Signature Examples
Certificate Storage
Number of Signatures
 

INDIVIDUAL

Manual

Individual or Individual in Organization
John Doe or John Doe @ ABC co
USB Token (included)
Unlimited

GROUP

Manual

Group, Department or Organization
Billing Group
Marketing Department
ABC Co.
USB Token (included)
Unlimited

ENTERPRISE LITE

Automatic

Group, Department or Organization
Billing Group
Marketing Department
ABC Co.
50,000/year or
100,000/year

ENTERPRISE

Automatic

Group, Department or Organization
Billing Group
Marketing Department
ABC Co.
Unlimited

Specifications

    Supported Systems

    Our Document Signing Certificates support the following software.

    For more information on system requirements, compatible software, and operating systems, download our Document Signing Certificates Data Sheet

    Sign and Certify

    Entrust Document Signing Certificates can be used with Adobe Acrobat for PDF signing or PDF certification. Certification only comes from an Adobe CDS or AATL CA. Certification indicates that the signer was verified to Adobe’s requirements and that the private key is protected in hardware.

    • Adobe Acrobat DC
    • Adobe Acrobat XI Standard
    • Adobe Acrobat XI Pro
    • Adobe Acrobat X Standard
    • Adobe Acrobat X Pro
    • Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard
    • Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

    Sign Only

    Adobe Reader

    • Users can sign with Reader, but signatures cannot be certified.

    Operating Systems

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64-bit), 2012 R2 (64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 (32-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • OpenOffice
    • LibreOffice
    • Bluebeam

    System Requirements

    Certificate Download Requirements

    • Microsoft Windows Operating System – 7, 8.1
    • Microsoft Windows Server Operating System – 2008 and 2012
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 and 11
    • FIPS-Validated Software – Provided upon purchase only for individual and group certificates

    Certificate Signing Requirements

    • Microsoft Windows Operating System – 7, 8.1 and 10
    • Microsoft Windows Server Operating System – 2008 and 2012
    • Adobe Reader
    • Adobe Acrobat
    • Microsoft Office Word and Excel
    • OpenOffice
    • LibreOffice
    • FIPS-Validated Software – Provided upon purchase only for individual and group certificates

    Viewing Requirements

    • Adobe Reader, Acrobat or other PDF software compatible that supports certificate-signed PDF documents
    • Microsoft Word and Excel

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