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ADSS Verification Service

ADSS Verification Service provides OASIS DSS and DSS-X compliant data and document signature verification services for client applications. In addition, certification validation is supported. All common signature formats can be verified including PDF, XML DSig, PKCS#7, CMS, S/MIME, ETSI PAdES, XAdES and CAdES signatures. Simple and complex path building and path validation methods are supported. Commercially it is sold as ADSS Verification Server, ADSS PDF Server, ADSS XML Server and ADSS PKCS#7 Server.

The verification service interface is compliant with OASIS DSS and DSS-X and a high-speed HTTP/S option. The basic architecture of verification service is explained in the Concepts and Architecture, Verification Service. Requests for verification are sent to ADSS Server by:

The request and response schema is fully explained in ADSS Server Developers Guide. Business applications can use either approach to request ADSS Server to verify/validate signature/certificate. ADSS Server checks that:

A key part of signature verification is validating the signature(s) and trusting the digital certificate(s). Client application can specify either it wants signature verification or only certificate validation by setting the relevant flags in the API call through ADSS Client SDK. For more information, see ADSS Server Developer Guide available in the ADSS Client SDK package.

The following image shows the verification service sub-modules, details of which are given in the next sections:

The following sections describe how to configure  ADSS Verification Service

Configuring the Verification Service
Validating and Enhancing Existing Signatures
Transactions Log Viewer
Logs Archiving
Verification Management Reporting
Verification Service Interface URLs

See also

ADSS Server Knowledge Base