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Try to sign a document in Java with failure in code.

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Hi there;

In Java, I am trying to sign a document and fail to do so. I am using:

My code is as follows:

public void sign()
		KeyStore ks = KeyStore.getInstance("pkcs12");
		ks.load(new FileInputStream("my_private_key.pfx"), "my_password".toCharArray());
		String alias = (String)ks.aliases().nextElement();
		PrivateKey key = (PrivateKey)ks.getKey(alias, "my_password".toCharArray());
		Certificate[] chain = ks.getCertificateChain(alias);
		PdfReader reader = new PdfReader("original.pdf");
		FileOutputStream fout = new FileOutputStream("signed.pdf");
		PdfStamper stp = PdfStamper.createSignature(reader, fout, '\0');
		PdfSignatureAppearance sap = stp.getSignatureAppearance();
		sap.setCrypto(key, chain, null, PdfSignatureAppearance.WINCER_SIGNED);
		sap.setReason("I'm jazz");
		// comment next line to have an invisible signature
		sap.setVisibleSignature(new Rectangle(100, 100, 200, 200), 1, null);

my code gives error in the following lines:
sap.setCrypto(key, chain, null, PdfSignatureAppearance.WINCER_SIGNED);
	sap.setVisibleSignature(new Rectangle(100, 100, 200, 200), 1, null);

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