Frequently Asked Questions - Digital Signatures


You can create a timestamp of your data without using the Digital Signature option. Below is information about creating your personal digital signature if you choose to use this option. Creating a personal digital signature is a little more complicated because it involves using a personal signing key - explained below.

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What is a signing certificate?
How do I get a signing certificate?
How do I protect my private key?
How much does this service cost?
What types of documents can be signed?
Why is it important to timestamp a signature?
Why support multiple signatures of a document?
What is a countersignature?
What are signature qualifiers?
How is this different from using my e-mail package to sign e-mails?
Is data encryption included with IP Protector?
Should my signing key be the same as my encryption key?
Why is Java Web Start used by the software?
Can I have the software source code, especially considering the security nature of this application?
Can I use a smart card to create my signatures?