Adding Timestamps to Digital Signatures and Documents

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This article will tell you how to add a time stamp to digital signatures and documents with Foxit PDF Editor.

In the digital world, it is important to be able to trust that signatures and documents are authentic. A time stamp is one way to prove that the contents of a document exist at a specific point in time and have not been changed since then.

When a document is time stamped, a cryptographic hash is generated based on the contents of the document. This hash is then signed with a private key, creating a digital signature. The signed hash, along with the public key and other metadata, is then timestamped by a trusted third party.

The timestamp proves that the contents of the document existed at the time that it was signed, and the digital signature proves that the document has not been changed since then. As a result, time stamps are an important way to ensure the authenticity of digital signatures and documents.

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How to add a timestamp to digital signatures

To add a time stamp to digital signatures, a default time stamp server is required before you make the digital signature. If you have configured a default time stamp server and added it to your trusted certificate list, the time stamp will be embedded with the signature, and the signature properties will show the date/time in the time stamp server when you signed the document; otherwise, the signature (esign) properties will display the local date/time of the computer.

1. Go to File > Preferences > Time Stamp Servers, and set a default time stamp server.

2. Sign the document.

3. You will be prompted with a pop-up Security Warning to ask you to allow connecting to your time stamp server. Click Allow.

4. Then the signature you made has been successfully embedded with a timestamp. When validating the signature, users need to add the time stamp server into the trusted certificate list so that the signature properties will display the date/time in the time stamp server when the document was signed.

Note: By default, if only one time stamp server is available in the system, it will be set as default automatically.

How to add a timestamp to documents

Ø  Before adding a time stamp to documents, you need to configure a default time stamp server. Click Protect > Time Stamp Document and create a timestamp server by clicking New… in the pop-up dialog box. Specify the server name and complete other settings of the server on demand. Click OK.

Ø  Select the created server and click Set Default to set the server as the default time stamp server. Click Next to continue.

(Tip: You can also create, edit, and delete time stamp servers as well as enable/disable the default time server in File > Preferences > Time Stamp Servers. To disable the default time stamp server, select the default time stamp server and click Clear.)

Ø  Specify a name and location for the signed document. Click Save.

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There’s no time like the present to get started with digital signatures.

Thanks to advances in technology, it’s now easier than ever to sign documents electronically. Not only is this more convenient than traditional methods, but it also offers a number of advantages.

For instance, digital signatures are more secure, as they can be linked to a specific device or individual. Additionally, they can be time-stamped, so you can be sure that the document hasn’t been tampered with after it was signed.

If you’re looking for a more efficient way to handle your documents, digital signatures are the way to go.

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