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Subject: RE: [dss-x] DSS-X Visible Signatures Profile


I look forward to reading this and working on this profile in DSS.

How would you see this relating to a possible profile for signing PDF
documents?  Would this be a sub-profile?

Uri - what are your view on this?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Konrad Lanz [mailto:Konrad.Lanz@labs.cio.gv.at]
> Sent: 23 July 2007 19:46
> To: dss-x@lists.oasis-open.org; dss-x-comments@lists.oasis-open.org
> Cc: Herbert Leitold; Peter Reichstädter
> Subject: [dss-x] DSS-X Visible Signatures Profile
> Importance: Low
> Dear fellow DSS-X Members,
> to get the work on a visible signatures profile for DSS-X started we
> foresee the following work items and are happy to provide references
> to material defining visible signatures in Austria.
> * Definition of Terms
>     -------------------
>     The English version of the Austrian E-Government Act can be a
>     rich source. [1][2][3]
> * What a visible signature should look like
>     -----------------------------------------
>     The Austrian e-Government Act [1] can also provide here a very
>     general and rich definition in principle requiring the following
>     for visible signatures:
>       - visible image mark (recognized logo) of the signatory
>       - name and role of signatory (optional)
>       - date / time
>       - identifier of legal act / process (optional)
>       - name and country of origin of the issuing CA
>       - serial number of the signatory's Certificate
>       - the signature value in BASE64 coding
>       - an appropriate attribute (non critical V3 extension) in
>         the  signature certificate.
>         In Austria's administration this means a registered OID
>         indicating that the organization is a public
>         administration.
>       - validity hint (optional)
> * Another important topic is the probative value of Printouts
>     -----------------------------------------------------------
>       - the electronic form including the signature can be exactly
>         reconstructed from the printout and can be verified from
>         the printout
> You can find an example of a visible PDF and XML Signature attached.
> [1] Federal Electronic Signature Law:
>       ---------------------------------
> http://www.ris.bka.gv.at/erv/erv_1999_1_190.pdf
> [2] The Austrian E-Government Act:
>       ------------------------------
> http://www.ris.bka.gv.at/erv/erv_2004_1_10.pdf
> [3] Administration on the Net:
>       ------------------------------
> http://www.cio.gv.at/egovernment/umbrella/Administration_on_the_Net.zip
> cf. Page 134
> kind regards
> Konrad Lanz
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