Electronic Signatures and Certificates - Differences, Standards and Application Specific Usage
This blog article deals with the different characteristics of electronic signatures and describes possible solutions with the corresponding Adobe technologies.
Since the terms "digital signature" and "electronic signature" are often used as synonyms, I would like to briefly discuss the different meanings at the beginning. The "electronic signature" is primarily a legal term that describes various methods for authenticating and ensuring the integrity of electronic documents. The term "digital signature" stands for different cryptographic procedures for the generation of electronic signatures.
In general, a distinction is made between simple, advanced and qualified electronic signatures for electronic signatures. In addition, there are possibilities of certifying documents and equipping them with a seal certificate.