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Overview

ADSS Server provides comprehensive digital signature creation, verification and time-stamping services to any online application needing to trust documents and data that it sends out or receives. It is a single server product but market under various names depending on the modules selected. ADSS Server has been designed for internal enterprise use as well as external multi-party use and for Managed Service Providers.

 

Getting Started...

  • Download a 30 day evaluation version
  • Which OS privileges are required to install ADSS Server
  • How to obtain and install a commercial license of ADSS Server

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Product Documentation

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Release notes
Installation guide
Upgrade instructions (PDF)
Quick guide (PDF)
Admin guide

Support

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Services & Modules

 

ADSS Signing Service

ADSS Signing Service provides comprehensive solution for creating  advanced digital signatures on any type of document, web form or online transaction data.

  • What to check for when PDF/A compliance fails in signed documents
  • How to prevent database bloating in ADSS Signing Service

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ADSS Verification Service 

ADSS Verification Service provides the OASIS DSS and DSS-X compliant options for data and document signature verification services to any requesting client application.

  • How to configure ADSS Verification Service to verify digital signatures
  • How to invoke verification profile for non-registered CAs

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ADSS Certification Service 

ADSS Certification Service provides certificate authority services to client applications, which may act as RA and send public keys for certification and/ or request the creation of asymmetric key pairs.  

  • How to put the custom defined RDNs in a certificate
  • What is meant by an External CA

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ADSS OCSP Service 

ADSS OCSP Service is an advanced implementation of the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) for providing the revocation status of x.509 certificate, based on either CRLs or realtime certificate information.

  • How to avoid a malformed request error when sending multiple Cert IDs in a single OCSP request
  • How to configure the ADSS OCSP Service to produce high speed OCSP responses

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ADSS TSA Service

ADSS TSA Service provides independent and irrefutable proof of time for transactions, documents and digital signatures. It can create legal weight evidence that business transactions occurred at a defined moment in time, that e-documents existed at a particular time and that they have not been subsequently altered.

  • How to include the full TSA certificate chain in ADSS TSA Server response
  • Is it reliable to use the system clock in a virtualised environment

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ADSS XKMS Service 

ADSS XKMS Service provides a sophisticated real-time certification Validation Authority, fully conformant with W3C XKMS (XML Key Management Specification) and PEPPOL validation protocol.

  • How to decide between Basic Validation and Advanced Validation settings in an XKMS profile
  • How to ensure seamless processing of signature/ certificate validation request, when the CA chain is already registered in Trust Manager

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ADSS SCVP Service

ADSS SCVP Service supports the RFC5055 Server-based Certificate Validation Protocol (SCVP). This protocol is used to determine and validate the path between an X.509 digital certificate and a trusted root.  

  • How to decide between Basic Validation and Advanced Validation settings in a SCVP policy
  • How to invoke validation policy for non-registered CAs

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ADSS Go>Sign Service 

ADSS Go>Sign Service is a complete client side solution for browser-based document viewing, form-filling, advanced signing/ authentication and centralised signature verification, by using the local and server held keys.

  • How to clear Java cache to ensure new version of Go>Sign Applet is loaded
  • How to configure the environment to use the Signotec Tablet with Go>Sign Service

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ADSS RA Service

ADSS RA Service acts as a gateway between PKI end-entities that include human users, servers or devices (requiring X.509 digital certificates), and the back-end secure Certificate Authorities (CAs).

  • How does ADSS RA Service process the certification requests
  • How to make the certification requests received over the RA web service interface to be processed synchronously

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ADSS Key Manager

The ADSS Key Manager module is responsible for managing all the keys used within the ADSS system (i.e. for any of the service modules). The keys can be generated, stored and used inside a PKCS#11 compliant HSM or within the ADSS database in case of software mode.

  • How to configure ADSS Server to use Key Encryption Key (KEK)
  • How to attach multiple HSMs to ADSS Server

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 ADSS Trust Manager

The ADSS Trust Manager module is used to register all the acceptable Trust Authorities (TAs). It is a global utility, supporting various other modules of ADSS Server to verify signed objects such as certificates, OCSP responses, CRLs or timestamp tokens.

  • How to replace an expired CA certificate
  • How to link TSAs to relevant CAs in the ADSS Trust Manager

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 ADSS CRL Monitor

The ADSS CRL Monitor module provides automated monitoring for multiple CRL issuers, it provides effective management reporting, failure alerting through email and SMS and other advanced options.

  • Why is ADSS CRL Monitor not starting?
  • How to implement real time revocation

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ADSS Global Settings

The ADSS Global Settings module is used to configure ADSS Server settings that are applicable throughout the ADSS modules.

  • How to import ADSS Server configurations from one server to another
  • How to configure SMS Alerts in ADSS Server

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 ADSS Manage CAs 

The Manage CAs module provides the capability to configure multiple local CAs/ AAs and/ or external CAs for the certification purposes. The configured CAs/ AAs can then be used as part of ADSS Certification Service for online certification requests.

  • How to replace an existing local CA
  • How to import a CA and its issued certificates into ADSS Server

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 ADSS Access Control

The ADSS Access Control module provides secure authentication and authorization mechanism via ADSS Server Console.

  • How to register a new operator in ADSS Server Console
  • How to ensure the accessibility of ADSS Server Console

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Operational Management

This section describes 'How to Operate' ADSS Server and other operator actions that may need to be performed from time to time.

  • Installation & Configuration
  • Software upgrade

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Third Party Integration

The following third party system integrations are available for ADSS Server:

  • How DMZ / Load-balancing is configured?
  • Turning on the debug level logging for the SafeNet Luna SA HSM

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Miscellaneous

  • Producing PAdES-LTV signatures in ADSS Server that are verifiable in Adobe Reader
  • Trusting a Root CA certificate in the Adobe Reader

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ADSS Server Error Codes

Here are the system defined error messages sent by ADSS Server to client applications:

  • Certification service
  • Signing service

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