All about digital signature

Regulation (EU) No. 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market is established as the  common European reference framework in the EU.

The advanced electronic signature is a type of digital signature included in the eIDAS Regulation

The OTP (One-Time Password) signature is a type of advanced digital signature provided for in the eIDAS Regulation

The qualified electronic signature is one of the signature levels included in the eIDAS Regulation that is performed with a digital certificate of qualified electronic signature, i.e., an electronic document that links the validation data of a signature with a natural or legal person, with a pair of keys, one public and one private.

The digital certificate is a certification or electronic document issued by a Certification Authority (such as the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre, FNMT).

The digital certificate is a certification or electronic document issued by a Certification Authority (FNMT). It links a person with a public key, confirms his or her identity and allows him or her to carry out online procedures, including digitally signing his or her documents.

If you have a digital certificate, you have one of the signature typologies included in the eIDAS Regulation, the qualified signature. But when signing documents with third parties, it is interesting to have a comprehensive digital signature solution that allows your company, your employees, customers and suppliers to sign digitally without having a certificate.

The electronic signature applies to the entire document, not just to a specific page/s, so it is not necessary to make it visible on all pages. In fact, there is no legal criterion that establishes that a digital signature must be visible on the signed document for it to be valid.

Docuten’s digital signature meets all the requirements laid out by European Regulation (Nº910 / 2014) on electronic signature (eIDAS) as well as other international standards. Docuten enables clients to sign with:

– Qualified electronic signature (recognised): if carried out with a qualified (recognised) electronic certificate. These electronic certificates can be generated using cryptographic card, software or USB token.
– Advanced electronic signature: is carried out with a mobile device. It is a biometric signature in which biometric parameters are collected and stored securely in the document.

A biometric signature is a solution that allows you to sign documents with a handwritten signature on any mobile device (tablet, smartphone) with full legal validity.

The Docuten mobile application sends the signed document with the biometric information encrypted in the document itself, providing complete legal guarantees. This ensures the inalterability of the document since it’s impossible to modify it after signature.

A timestamp is an online mechanism that demonstrates the existence of data from a specific moment in time, and the fact that it has not been altered since then.

At Docuten, using a timestamp offers more security when signing digitally.

At Docuten you can use a centralised signature to sign from anywhere.

With a centralised electronic signature, the electronic certificates used in an organisation are managed centrally, so that the certificates operate from a single, controlled, secure repository.

This means that electronic certificates are generated and stored on the server, and can used from any computer or mobile device.

Docuten’s digital signature service supports on-premise signatures.
An on-premise signature is done with an electronic certificate stored on the signatory’s own computer or device.