Digital Signature - Microsoft Word
This chapter provides tutorial notes and example codes on applying digital signature with Microsoft Word. Topics include what is PKI digital signature; obtaining a commercial certificate signed by a trusted root CA; adding invisible and visible digital signatures in Word documents; viewing and validating digital signatures.
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What Is Digital Signature?
PKI Digital Signature
Protecting Word Document with Digital Signatures
Digital ID Needed to Sign Word Documents
Adding Digital Signature in Word Documents
View Digital Signatures in Word Documents
Add Visible Digital Signatures in Word Documents
Obtaining a Trial Digital ID from DocuSign
- A digital signature is an encrypted message digest of generated by the sender of a document.
- The receiver can decrypt the digital signature and compare with the message digest of the received document
to verify the integrity of the received document.
- PKI digital signature includes sender's certificate for the receiver to validate sender's identity with a trusted root CA.
- Microsoft Word has built-in functions that allow you to add digital signatures to Word documents.
- Word removed the function to create your own digital ID (also called self-signed certificate).
- Word can pick up certificates as digital ID from the "Personal" certificate on your Windows system.
- You can also obtain a commercial certificate from a Microsoft partner for you add digital signatures to Word documents.
- You can apply digital signatures to other Microsoft Office tools: Excel, PowerPoint, etc. in the same way as Word.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)
Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)
Using HTTPS with Google Chrome
Using HTTPS with Mozilla Firefox
HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer)
Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers
PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers
Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers
Windows Certificate Stores and Console
.NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers
CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates
PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates
Comodo Free Personal Certificate
►Digital Signature - Microsoft Word
Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3
S/MIME and Email Security
PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology
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