Nuxeo’s PDF digital signature makes document management debut

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Digital signature option for PDF launched

Document Management proffers digital signature option, print-sign-scan step in document lifecycle

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Open source enterprise content management insurgent Nuxeo has just announced the immediate availability of a new Digital Signature add-on for its Nuxeo DM document management software.

According to the firm, the digital signature tech is based on the X.509 standard. This new component provides a secure electronic method for signing PDF files in Nuxeo DM and verifying the signatures with a digital certificate in a PDF reader, the company said.

Additionally, the Digital Signature option complies with audit trails and replaces paper-intensive signing with electronic processes.

Content and information architects and developers who need a digital signing method with user authentication and document integrity verification are particulary being targeted by Nuxeo.

Nuxeo confirmed that the mew Digital Signature add-on also provides a standards-compliant mechanism for adding user-specific digital signatures to PDF documents, so that any print-and-sign paper processes can be replaced with electronic signing, storage and retrieval document management processes.

The add-on creates password-protected, reusable digital certificates for Nuxeo DM users; enables multiple Nuxeo DM users to digitally sign a PDF document; attaches digital certificates to documents, for subsequent verification of the signature by an external PDF reader.

Nuxeo CEO Eric Barroca said: “We’ve seen an increasing number of requests for digital signature capabilities. Customers prefer to handle documents electronically end-to-end, rather than going through the time-consuming steps of printing, signing, scanning, faxing, and filing. In the long run, using Nuxeo DM digital signing will increase productivity and make information sharing easier.”

Nuxeo’s Digital Signature component is available as a Nuxeo Marketplace package, to be installed in a Nuxeo Document Management application. Nuxeo Connect subscribers can download and install it directly via the in-product Update Center. Non-Connect subscribers can sign up for a free trial, offering access to Nuxeo Marketplace, with a full range of plugins and packages, and to Nuxeo Studio, the customization and configuration environment for Nuxeo platform-based applications.

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