Client side digital signing and verification
ADSS Go>Sign Applet has been designed to make client-side digital signatures easy to implement and use within any web application. It removes all the difficulties associated with locally installed software. In multi-third party environments such as Business to Business (B2B), Business to Customers (B2C) or Government to Citizens (G2C) there is a clear need for zero installation signing. No organization wishes to own the problems that might arise from installing and using desktop software and increasingly local security policies do not allow this. ADSS Go>Sign Applet is a perfect solution for client-side signing. It has been designed to enable busy, non-technical people to sign documents and data. It works within modern browsers to allow citizens and businesses to go green, eliminate paper and avoid postage and handling costs.
Use Go>Sign Applet to protect internal or external financial reports, HR, legal, sales and marketing, support services, compliance, engineering or architectural drawings, in fact any document where trust in authorship, integrity and approval are required.
Why Use ADSS Go>Sign Applet?
The key reasons for choosing ADSS Go>Sign Applet solution are:
Easy to use
Very simple to use for senior business users, when compared with complex “thick” desktop applications. Configurable GUI controlled by your web application ensures your end-users only see the required features, e.g. a simple “SIGN” or “CONFIRM” button on the web page with no other complexity.
Easy to update
Works as part of a web-browser environment and these web pages can be updated and functionality immediately rolled-out – compare this with installed desktop software and the associated support and maintenance & new software roll-out overheads.
Supports PDF, XML, CMS/PKCS#7, ETSI XAdES, CAdES, PAdES signatures
PDF Signatures, Adobe® CDS, XML DSig and CMS/PKCS#7. Working in conjunction with ADSS Server, Go>Sign Applet also supports long-term ETSI XAdES, CAdES and even the latest PAdES signature profiles.
Multiple Keystore options
Go>Sign Applet can access keys held on smartcard, USB tokens, Windows and Netscape software keystores, centrally held keys on ADSS Server and even secure roaming credentials (virtual smartcards). Go>Sign Applet supports both Microsoft CAPI and PKCS#11 crypto interfaces.
More than just a client side signing applet
In addition to applying advanced digital signatures, the ADSS Go>Sign Applet provides ability to view PDF documents, verify existing digital signatures using centralised verification services of ADSS Server, and also allows document encryption as part of a secure upload process.
Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)
Using ADSS Go>Sign Applet you can delivery your documents securely to users, be notified that the document has been viewed, and even protect cut/paste operations, printing and local saving of documents on a per user or per document basis.
Integrating ADSS Go>Sign Applet within web applications can be done in minutes with sample source code, demo applications and high-level API calls offered by the ADSS Client SDK, which is available for both .NET and Java applications.
Provides centralised verification service
ADSS Go>Sign Applet uses the ADSS Server’s centralised verification service. This provides verification of all digital signature formats, including advanced long-term digital signatures and historic verification using archived CRLs. Real-time certificate validation using OCSP is also possible. Additional benefits include centralised trust anchor management, centralised validation policy control and centralised transaction logging.
Client side digital signatures scenarios
ADSS Go>Sign Applet can be used in a range of business application scenarios, e.g.:
Applications where end-users must sign and upload financial data or documents as part of payments or loans environment or approve centrally held documents.
Applications where citizens wish to communicate with local and central services to register, update information, request changes, request new services, pay taxes or even vote.
Applications where web forms or documents must be signed by employees or customers as part of a web-based workflow system.
Applications where suppliers must sign and encrypt their documents as part of a secure online submission process.
Applications like ECM, ERP or CRM can be easily enhanced with digital signatures using ADSS Go>Sign Applet, so that documents can be viewed and signed-off before proceeding with the defined workflow of the business application.
ADSS Go>Sign Applet is available in two different versions, Go>Sign Standard and Go>Sign Professional, for product comparison see here. Need even more details, if so check out our detailed features page here. Alternatively request a free trial here or see live demos here.