The Document Signer Certificates are issued to organizational software applications for operating automatically to authenticate documents/information attributed to the organization by using Digital Signature applied on the document, documents/Information. Document Signer Certificates’ purpose is mainly for mainly for automated signing and also to reflect organizational accountability.
Unlike an Organizational Digital Signature where the signature is issued to individual name with organizational value, Document Signer Certificates are issued to Organizational legal name. Document Signer Certificates are available in Class 2 and Class 3 and is meant for signing at organizational capacity. As per Interoperability guidelines of CCA, Document Signer Certificate contains additional Object Identifier (OID) in “Certificate Policies” of the certificate. That is: 2.16.3220.127.116.11
Document Signer Certificate can be issued for 1,2 & 3 Years Validity. Signing ONLY, Signing & Encryption(Combo) certificates are varient under Document Signer Certificates. It can be issued in P12/PFX /HSM. Class 2 Document Signer can be issued in P12/PFX File & Class 3 Can be downloaded in HSM Only. Purpose of Document Signer is Purpose is mainly for automated signing and also to reflect organizational accountability. Organization need to confirm issuance mode (File, USB or HSM) before issuance of Certificate.