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Windows Server® 2008 PKI and Certificate Security by Brian Komar

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Performing Document Signing

Document signing is becoming more prevalent in today’s office. Documents are signed to:

  • Prove the source of the document. The Document Signing certificate contains information about the organization of the signer.

  • Determine if the contents of the document are modified. The digital signature helps determine if the content is changed in any way.

The method of signing a document depends greatly on the application used to create the document. The following sections describe applying a digital signature to Microsoft Office 2007 documents and Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) documents.

Microsoft Office 2007 Documents

To digitally sign a Microsoft Office 2007 document, you must first acquire a Document Signing certificate ...

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