What is an on-premise signature?

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. 


Is the on-premise signature legal?

Yes, the on-premise signature is the digital signature that has been used in Spain in recent years. It’s legal validity is outlined in European Regulation (No. 910/2014) on electronic signature (eIDAS) as well as in other international regulations (more information on the legality of the digital signature here).


What level of signature can be done with an on-premise signature?

With an on-premise signature, both qualified and non-qualified certificates can be used:

  • Qualified certificates are issued by a qualified certification authority. In this case, the signature would be a qualified signature.
  • Non-qualified certificates are issued by the electronic signature platform itself. In this case, the electronic signature would be an advanced electronic signature. 


What are the characteristics of Docuten’s on-premise signature service?

Using Docuten you can sign with qualified (recognised) electronic certificates, which offer the highest level of signature: the qualified electronic signature.

The electronic certificates can be generated:

  • in cryptographic card
  • in software
  • in USB token 

The certificate is kept on the server, and no components are needed for its use.

Our on-premise signature solution is compatible with all operating systems and browsers, and is implemented using a java component that is installed on the signatory’s computer (replacing the old applets).