Best Practices for
Digital Signatures
PRESENTERS:
Brian Fong, Product Manager
Peter Noyes, Senior Software Engineer
What is a Digital Signature?
• A legally binding signature method based on a digital
identification (ID).
What is a Digital Signature?
• A legally binding signature method based on a digital
identification (ID).
• Uses encryption to determine validity and
c...
Verify Authenticity
The signer is who they claim to be.
What is a Digital Signature?
Verify Authenticity
The signer is who they claim to be.
Document Integrity
The document has not been modified.
What is a D...
Verify Authenticity
The signer is who they claim to be.
Document Integrity
The document has not been modified.
Non-Repudia...
How Does it Work?
Signer
RecipientSigner
How Does it Work?
Signer
How Does it Work?
Recipient
How Does it Work?
Signer
Digital vs. Electronic Signatures
• A symbol, sound, or process logically associated with the
intent to sign
Electronic Signatures
• Encrypted “keys” which ensure authenticity and alert a
recipient if a record was modified
Digital Signatures
• Family Law
• Court Orders
• Termination of utility services
• Issues regarding an individual’s primary residence
• Cance...
What is required to digitally
sign a document?
Digital ID:
This ID verifies the authenticity of the signer
What is required to digitally
sign a document?
Digital ID:
Created by the Signer (Self-signed)
What is required to digitally
sign a document?
Digital ID:
Created by the Signer (Self-signed)
Certificate Authority (CA)
What is required to digitally
sign a document?
Digital ID:
Created by the Signer (Self-signed)
Certificate Authority (CA)
Created by your Organization (PKI)
What is requ...
Digital Signature Workflows
Digital Signatures
Digital Signature Workflows
Digital Signature Workflows
Digital Signatures
Document Certification
Digital Signatures
Digital Signature Workflows
Document Certification
Digital Signature Workflows
Choosing the Right Signature
If you are the signer:
What is required by your recipients?
Choosing the Right Signature
If you are the signer:
What is required by your recipients?
If you are the recipient:
Where are the signatures coming from...
I need to sign or receive signed documents
from within my organization…
Choosing the Right Signature
I need to sign or receive signed documents
from within my organization…
Choosing the Right Signature
Self-signed certifica...
Choosing the Right Signature
I receive signatures from outside my
organization…
Choosing the Right Signature
I receive signatures from outside my
organization…
Requires a trusted third-
party Certificat...
Choosing the Right Signature
I need to send signed documents outside my
organization...
Choosing the Right Signature
I need to send signed documents outside my
organization...
Use a trusted third-party
Certific...
Compatibility:
Acrobat and Bluebeam
EchoSign
Compatibility
Compatibility
EchoSign
Adobe CDS
Compatibility
EchoSign
Adobe CDS
Windows Certificate Store
EchoSign & Adobe CDS
Windows Certificate Store
In Adobe Acrobat
Windows Certificate Store
Digital Signatures:
Authentication, Integrity, Non-Repudiation
Signature Workflows:
Signatures vs. Certificates
Selecting ...
Q & A
PRESENTERS:
Brian Fong, Product Manager
Peter Noyes, Senior Software Engineer
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Digital Signatures - Bluebeam Extreme Conference 2013

  1. 1. Best Practices for Digital Signatures PRESENTERS: Brian Fong, Product Manager Peter Noyes, Senior Software Engineer
  2. 2. What is a Digital Signature?
  3. 3. • A legally binding signature method based on a digital identification (ID). What is a Digital Signature?
  4. 4. • A legally binding signature method based on a digital identification (ID). • Uses encryption to determine validity and confidence. What is a Digital Signature?
  5. 5. Verify Authenticity The signer is who they claim to be. What is a Digital Signature?
  6. 6. Verify Authenticity The signer is who they claim to be. Document Integrity The document has not been modified. What is a Digital Signature?
  7. 7. Verify Authenticity The signer is who they claim to be. Document Integrity The document has not been modified. Non-Repudiation The signer cannot claim otherwise. What is a Digital Signature?
  8. 8. How Does it Work? Signer
  9. 9. RecipientSigner How Does it Work?
  10. 10. Signer How Does it Work?
  11. 11. Recipient How Does it Work? Signer
  12. 12. Digital vs. Electronic Signatures
  13. 13. • A symbol, sound, or process logically associated with the intent to sign Electronic Signatures
  14. 14. • Encrypted “keys” which ensure authenticity and alert a recipient if a record was modified Digital Signatures
  15. 15. • Family Law • Court Orders • Termination of utility services • Issues regarding an individual’s primary residence • Cancelation of health/life insurance • Recall of product endangering public safety • Transportation of toxic/dangerous materials • Any other instance in which a notary is required Exceptions Documents that must be signed in writing...
  16. 16. What is required to digitally sign a document?
  17. 17. Digital ID: This ID verifies the authenticity of the signer What is required to digitally sign a document?
  18. 18. Digital ID: Created by the Signer (Self-signed) What is required to digitally sign a document?
  19. 19. Digital ID: Created by the Signer (Self-signed) Certificate Authority (CA) What is required to digitally sign a document?
  20. 20. Digital ID: Created by the Signer (Self-signed) Certificate Authority (CA) Created by your Organization (PKI) What is required to digitally sign a document?
  21. 21. Digital Signature Workflows
  22. 22. Digital Signatures Digital Signature Workflows
  23. 23. Digital Signature Workflows Digital Signatures Document Certification
  24. 24. Digital Signatures Digital Signature Workflows
  25. 25. Document Certification Digital Signature Workflows
  26. 26. Choosing the Right Signature
  27. 27. If you are the signer: What is required by your recipients? Choosing the Right Signature
  28. 28. If you are the signer: What is required by your recipients? If you are the recipient: Where are the signatures coming from? Where do your documents go? Choosing the Right Signature
  29. 29. I need to sign or receive signed documents from within my organization… Choosing the Right Signature
  30. 30. I need to sign or receive signed documents from within my organization… Choosing the Right Signature Self-signed certificates
  31. 31. Choosing the Right Signature I receive signatures from outside my organization…
  32. 32. Choosing the Right Signature I receive signatures from outside my organization… Requires a trusted third- party Certificate Authority
  33. 33. Choosing the Right Signature I need to send signed documents outside my organization...
  34. 34. Choosing the Right Signature I need to send signed documents outside my organization... Use a trusted third-party Certificate Authority
  35. 35. Compatibility: Acrobat and Bluebeam
  36. 36. EchoSign Compatibility
  37. 37. Compatibility EchoSign Adobe CDS
  38. 38. Compatibility EchoSign Adobe CDS Windows Certificate Store
  39. 39. EchoSign & Adobe CDS
  40. 40. Windows Certificate Store
  41. 41. In Adobe Acrobat Windows Certificate Store
  42. 42. Digital Signatures: Authentication, Integrity, Non-Repudiation Signature Workflows: Signatures vs. Certificates Selecting the Appropriate Method: Qualify the recipient Conclusion
  43. 43. Q & A PRESENTERS: Brian Fong, Product Manager Peter Noyes, Senior Software Engineer

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