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PDF Digital Signature question

PDF Digital Signature question

PDF Digital Signature question

(OP)
Greetings,
I work with a local Fire Department and we are working to go as paperless as possible. One of the options we have been looking into/using is the digital signatures in the pdf files created by Livecycle ES 8.2  In looking, it appears that in order to have a central location for the login/password to be stored, a dedicated server is required.  That, or a user can create a login/password on their desktop to digitally sign a document.

The problem comes in that any user, in theory, could create a digital signature of anyone they would want.  Does anyone have a suggestion for a cheap/free way of managing the digital signatures?  We have about 80-100 uses who use this system we are considering.

Thank you for any input you may have.

RE: PDF Digital Signature question

If your city/county IT department is using Virtual Servers, they could create a Virtual Server which could be configured as the central repository for digital signatures for your local government. It would take a manhour or two every month to manage it, but it would be a minimal investment since it wouldn't take much of the host server horsepower to handle it.

Fred Wagner

  

RE: PDF Digital Signature question

(OP)
Fred,

Thank you for the feedback.  Just curious, is the suggestion to be to have the server just be a location where the signature files would be stored, so the users would have to log into the network to access their digital signature?

Greatly appreciate your input/feedback.
-Brandon

RE: PDF Digital Signature question

Yes, if there is a central repository, which is read-only for everyone except the person who Administers the Digital Signature system, people who are going to access the repository will have to login to the network. If you want people outside your network to be able to verify digital signatures, then you're going to have to use an external, public, signature archive, and they charge an annual fee for each signature they host and certify.

Fred Wagner

  

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