If you received a digitally signed document from a business that uses Docsvault Digital Signatures, you should go through a one time process of downloading and running the secure Docsvault validation tool on your PC.
Double click and install the validation tool on your machine.
Open the signed document in Acrobat Reader/Pro
Note: Once installed, you will be able to validate all signed documents from businesses using Docsvault digital signatures.
A Valid Digital Signature Establishes:
Digitally signed documents can verify the identity of the signer
Any changes made to the documents after being digitally signed will invalidate the signature alerting the recipient of possible tampering
The signer of a digitally signed document cannot at a later time deny having signed it
Docsvault Digital Signature Trust Model
Docsvault’s Digital Signatures allow certifying and adding approval signatures to documents that can be securely exchanged and authenticated within and beyond one’s organization.
Understanding Digital Signature Validation
Adobe Acrobat Reader/Pro can validate signatures in documents singed digitally in the Docsvault software. Signature validation data can be viewed either by right-clicking on the signature and choosing ‘Show signature properties’, from the top “Signature Bar” or through the left “Signature Panel”.
For signatures that have not been validated, the icon for ‘Validity Unknown’ is displayed at the top of the document window
A signature that has been validated against a trusted certificate is indicated as:
A document with multiple valid signatures will be displayed as:
A valid certified document is indicated by:
A document that has been modified since it was signed is displayed by: