Category: PDFSign

eDocPrintPro plugin – PDFSign version 3.1.3

New features of version 3.1.3:

Often you do not only want to use certain PDF security settings and passwords that are always the same for the protection of PDF documents, but you also want to use different default settings per recipient. In order to implement this as simple and uncomplicated as possible, the PDF security settings and passwords are now managed in separate profiles. A profile can be searched for and selected not only by name but also by a description (e.g. customer number, company, person, email, etc.) over both fields using type-ahead substring search during runtime.

Functions of PDF Security profiles:

  • Manage the profiles by name and description
  • Profile search and selection via both fields – name and description – using type-ahead substring search
  • Profile – New, Copy, Edit, Delete, Import, Export, Export All
  • Checkbox selection – use default profile or profile query at runtime
  • Checkbox selection – “Ask for password” – The default password is displayed at runtime and can be changed.

 

Download – eDocPrintPro PDFSign Plugin >>>

PDFSign-CS-FM – Hotfolder / Folder Monitoring for the PDFSign-CS Sign service

PDFSign-CS-FM is a free add-on application for the PDFSign-CS PDF & PDFA Sign service to monitor one or more inbox folders and to sign and / or timestamp all existing or newly added PDF or PDF / A files and store it in the specified source folder.

The functions are fully in line with the PDFSign-FM application, but the processing is not “local” but “remote” using HTTPS via the SOAP web service interface.

Download – PDFSign-CS-FM – FolderMonitoring for PDFSign-CS >>>

PDFSign – Visual Signature Representation

For the visual representation of the PDF signature, there are some parameters to shape the appearance of the signature.

Parameter:

  • On which page or on which part of the page should the signature be attached? Here you can select from predefined positions / sizes or you can specify an exact position and size of the box (in mm).
  • Should an image be deposited under the signature text?
  • Should the status of the signature be displayed? This status is evaluated when opening in Adobe Reader and displayed in the signature field as text information and depending on the certificate used, as green check mark or red cross.
  • Which font / size should be used for the textual representation?
  • Which textual information should be displayed in the box?

 

What is to be considered:

  • The signature box (“Individual” with “W/H” in mm) determines the size of the PDF signature field.
  • If a graphic is placed under the text, it must already be in the correct size. Otherwise an automatic size scaling occurs which causes a distortion (compression / elongation) of the graphic.
  • If the text string of a line is too long, it is automatically broken and the subsequent lines are moved down. If the box is defined too small then it may be that lines are broken and not all lines are displayed visibly.
  • In the upper area of the signature box 2 lines are always kept free. These can not be used for the signature text. The text can not be displayed “centered” or “top” in the box. These two lines are reserved for a signature status, which can be inserted into the display by Adobe-Reader.
  • When signing PDF/A documents, please note that if an image is to be placed behind the signature text, only documents with PDF/A Level 3b are supported. Only the PDF/A Level 3b allows transparent objects. However, such a file is created as soon as an image is placed under the signature text. If this happens with a PDF/A Level 1b, it looses 1b conformity.
  • If special characters in the signature text are not displayed or not displayed correctly, it is because of the selected font. Then it is necessary to select a suitable TrueType font (e.g. Areal.ttf). TTF fonts can be found on every Windows computer.

 

       

Download – PDFSign Test- und Demo Application >>>
Download – PDFSign CL – Commandline Application to sign PDF >>>
Download – PDFSign FM – Sign PDF by folder monitoring >>>
Download – PDFSign Service >>>
Download – PDFSign CL Client for PDFSign Service  >>>
Download – eDocPrintPro PDFSign Plugin >>>

PDFSign FM – PDF, PDF / A and ZUGFeRD provided by folder monitoring with signature / time stamp

The PDFSign FM is based as well as our other PDF signature applications – the Web service, the CL command line application and the eDocPrintPro PDFSign plugin on the PDFSign .NET component as a common basis.

The PDFSign FM is installed as a service on an MS Windows computer and is able to monitor one or more input folders via configured jobs. The incoming PDFs in the folders are recognized and processed either immediately or at a specific time and stored in the associated output folder.

 

PDFSign FM features:

  • MS-Windows service to sign or timestamp PDF, PDF / A and ZUGFeRD.
  • PDF / A and ZUGFeRD conformity is maintained.
  • Selection of signature parameters via stored PDFSign signature profiles.
  • One or more input folders can be monitored by job definition.
  • Processing the files via filter – name, created (date, time), changed (date, time)
  • Sorted processing (name or time).
  • Processing all PDF’s from a folder / subfolder structure – Options: Create the folder structure in the target folder, delete the folder structure after processing.
  • Definition of the file name in the target directory via text and variables (date, time, counter, original name).
  • Start processing via file events (immediately) as well as over time interval (min) or date / time (once, daily, weekly).

         

    Download – PDFSign FM – Signing PDF through Order Tracking >>>

PDFSignCheck – Check PDF signatures via web service (REST / SOAP)

PDFSignCheck – is a service which can be installed under MS Windows and which has a REST / SOAP web service interface to check signed PDF documents and to read out their signature parameters.

Scope – validation of electronic evidence:

In order to pay the customer for PDF invoices z.b. via a web application to give the opportunity to check whether an email sent as a PDF invoice really comes from your own company or to check whether the PDF document has not been changed or manipulated.

Using a valid PDF signature can ensure that the PDF document has not been tampered with, as any change invalidates the signature immediately.

With the help of the PDFSignCheck application, it can be checked whether the document / signature is valid and therefore unchanged and on the basis of the signature criteria stored on the PDFSignCheck server, it can also be checked whether the document was issued / signed by the company itself.

 

     

Definable criteria – AND shortcut for “Ok” / “not ok”

  • Signature status (0 – unknown, 1 – valid signature, 2 – file can not be opened, 3 – PDF not signed, 5 – signature invalid, 6 – validity unknown)
  • Issuer of the certificate / signer
  • reason
  • location
  • ContactInfo
  • Filter / Sub-Filter / algorithm
  • Revision
  • page
  • Signature Text

processing flow:

PDFSignCheck is installed under MS Windows as a service and provides a REST / SOAP web service interface for other applications. PDF files are transmitted via the web service and checked using a PDFSignCheck profile stored on the server. As a result, a file is created in JSON format that can be downloaded and processed further. The JSON file contains information about the read signature as well as the result of the check (“Ok”, or “not ok”).

In addition to the service, two C # sample programs / VS projects – one for REST and one for SOAP incl. EXE and source code are installed. Thus, the PDFSignCheck service can be easily tested or show the examples of how the functions can be integrated into your own applications.

 

     

Notice:

  1. Root certificates and revocation lists are constantly updated, therefore the computer installed on the PDFSignCheck should also have an active internet connection.
  2. By default, PDFSignCheck runs as a Windows service under the “System Account”, the user interface for configuring the application under the logged-in user. Each user and the computer itself use their own memory for the certificates. In order to use the same certificate store, the same user account should be used for the service as the logged-on user with whom the configuration is performed.

Download – PDFSignCheck – PDF Signaturen prüfen über REST / SOAP >>>

PDFSign CL – Command line application to sign PDF, PDF / A and ZUGFeRD as well as timestamp them

PDFSign CL – allows PDF, PDF / A or ZUGFeRD documents to be signed and / or timestamped. PDFSign CL is based on our PDFSign – .NET signature component and provides its functionality in the form of a command line application.

Features PDFSign CL:

  • Command line application based on the PDFSign – .NET signature component
  • PDF, PDF / A and ZUGFeRD PDFs can be provided with an electronic signature and / or an electronic time stamp.
  • PDF / A, ZUGFeRD compatibility is retained.
  • Processes – single files, lists of text files, folders, and entire folder structures.
  • Configuration and selection of signature settings via PDFSign profile files.
  • Logging the processing.

 

Download – Readme – Hilfe – Beschreibung der verfügbaren Parameter DE >>>
Download – Readme – Help – Description of the available parameters EN >>>
Download – PDFSign CL – Command line application to sign PDF >>>

PDFSign CL Client – Command line application for the PDFSign service

PDFSign CL Client – is a command line application to transfer PDF, PDF / A documents via a REST web service interface to a PDFSign service to sign and / or provided with a time stamp and then back to the calling client to transfer back.

The PDFSign CL client is free of charge, available as an add-on to our PDFSign service and can be used as a client application on any MS Windows computer.

Features PDFSign CL Client:

PDFSign Service – PDF and PDF / A via SOAP & REST – Web service with signature or timestamp

On the technical basis as the FileConverterPro (FCpro) there is now also a Windows service to provide PDF or PDF / A documents via a SOAP or REST web service interface with a timestamp or with an electronic signature.

The service is based on our PDFSign .NET signature component, is installed as a Windows service and offers the same SOAP and REST web service interface as our FileConverterPro (FCpro) or AutoOCR.

Along with the main application, two C # sample projects for SOAP and REST including source code and executable applications are being installed. With the help of these examples, all PDF signatures and PDF timestamps provided via the PDFSign service can be tested and quickly integrated into your own applications.

                    

Download – PDFSign Service  ~21MB >>>

eDocPrintPro PDFSign – Signatur Plugin Version 3.0.1 available

Based on our new PDFSign .NET signature component, we have implemented the eDocPrintPro signature plugin as the first application. This means that we are now also able to print PDF / A or ZUGFeRD printouts without losing the PDF / A & ZUGFeRD conformity.

General Features:

  • Signing (visible / invisible) of PDF, PDF / A and ZUGFeRD Output as plug-in function for all eDocPrintPro versions.
  • The eDocPrintPro plugin also supports several PDF printers with different settings.
  • Chained deployment with other plugins possible – The signature is always executed as the last processing step.
  • All settings can be saved and retrieved as PDFSign profiles. Profiles can be preselected or interrogated interactively.
  • PDFSign profiles can be exported or imported as XML (* .psnx) files.
  • Plugin SDK – incl. C # sample project – Available PDFSign profiles can be selected and activated depending on the eDocPrintPro printer.

    

Signature functions:

  • All kinds of certificates – PFX file, USB token, SmartCard, Hardware Security Module (HSM) – are supported
  • PDF/A or ZUGFeRD Documents remain valid (invoice signatures)
  • PAdES LTV Standard – Enables the long-term validation of the signature
  • Time stamp function – A time stamp helps to clearly determine whether a document has not been modified after the signature
  • Long and thus more secure keys (SHA512 algorithm and RSA2048) are supported.
  • Encryption of PDF documents.
  • Function to confirm PDF documents.
  • Visible signature – page, position, image, font, signature box, signature labels – are configurable.
  • Certificate Generator – Allows you to create self-signed software certificates.

Download – eDocPrintPro PDFSign Plugin >>>
Download – eDocPrintPro SDK & sample project PDFSign Plugin >>>