Certified Document Services (CDS) is the first digital signing
solution that allows authors to create Adobe® PDF files that
automatically certify to the recipient that the author's identity has
been verified by a trusted organisation.
Authors of PDFs add digital Certifying Signatures and
Approval Signatures to documents they distribute over the Internet. The
process is the virtual equivalent to sealing a document and adding
wet-ink signatures and assuring the recipient that the document is
authentic, comes from a verified source, and the contents have not been
tampered with since being published.
GlobalSign is an authorised participant in Adobe's Certified Document
Services (CDS) program and operates under a stringent set of policies
and standards developed by Adobe and audited by WebTrust to allow
GlobalSign to issue Adobe recognised CDS Certificates, branded as
DocumentSign Digital IDs, to individuals and departmental entities.
DocumentSign users can add Certifying and Approval Signatures to PDFs
using a trust model used in Adobe Reader 6.0+ without installing any new
plug-ins, configuring Adobe Reader/Acrobat to non-default settings, or
needing to make confusing trust decisions.