Digital Signature of a PDF using Servlet and Client-Applet for signing hash
Posted on 2009-02-10
I´m searching for a practical solution to sign a pdf document serverside with a client side smartcard.
As far as I´ve seen with the iText library, it is generally possible, but to generate the hash, which is going to be signed by applet running on the client , you need to use/have already the certchain of the user.
I search a possibility where I could generate a hash value to sign a pdf document (without the need of client input / his certificate chain) while or after generating it.
I thought of a process where the client-applet recieves as start parameter the hash to be signed, signs it using the smartcard and sends b64encoded the hash, certchain, pubkey etc back.
Is there maybe another library available, which can devide these two parts?
Thanks in advance!