ADSS CSP Service
ADSS Server now offers Virtual Cryptographic Service Provider (VCSP) support for Windows Desktops to support remote signing, i.e. where keys and certificates are held centrally. It works in conjunction with the VCSP Plugin installed locally and enables any Microsoft or third party CAPI/CNG applications to conduct remote signing seamlessly. VCSP has been tested for remote signing with a range of applications including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat®.ADSS CSP Service provides the capability to manage users and list their certificates. It provides the required API interfaces to manage users, certificates, handles signing requests & getting the signed hash (i.e. PKCS#1 signature) and their current statuses.
The following image shows CSP Service sub-modules, details of which are given in the next sections: