The validation of signatures, seals, and timestamps is used in different ways. When using Comfact Signature, Seal, or Timestamp, one of the last step is to check with Comfact Validation. If a document to be signed already contains signatures, seals, or timestamps from another service, these are validated before signing, sealing, or timestamping.Documents that are signed, sealed, or timestamped should be validated before they are stored and accepted in an e-archive or other application by an organization.
If incorrectly signed, sealed, or timestamped documents are accepted by an organization, severe problems could arise in the future as they can be regarded as null and void. This is why Comfact Validation is your gatekeeper for your legally important documents.
When relying on signatures, seals, or timestamps, it is important that they be valid. You want to ensure that your signature is applied correctly and as intended. When you receive a document with one or more signatures or seals, you want to ensure that these are valid before you sign, process, or archive these documents.With Comfact Validation, signatures, seals, and timestamps are validated in order to confirm that they are correct.If a signature, seal, or timestamp is incorrect (not valid) or it is not advanced or qualified, legal problems can arise. Therefore, signatures, seals, and timestamps should be validated before acceptance according to a set baseline. It is also possible to include specific policy requirements stating the minimum compliance.
The validation process visualised
Comfact Validation can be used from
applications with our API. Communication with the API is standardized according
to the validation protocol defined in ETSI TS 119 442. The result
of the validation process conforms to the validation report defined by ETSI TS
119 102-2 (link). The certificates and certificate chains are validated against
EU Trusted Lists (EUTL) to validate certificate validity. Comfact Validation
may also seal the validation report in cases where the authenticity of the
validation result needs to be legally enforceable.
Comfact Validation provides a web
interface through which private individuals may validate their documents. This
uses the Comfact Validation API to provide a user-friendly way of presenting
the results of the validation operation. Customers can have the option of
visualizing the validation report divided into logical sections with
explanations about the resulting components.