SignServer Enterprise

The following provides a brief introduction to SignServer Enterprise and information on how to access SignServer from the Appliance WebConf.

For more information on SignServer Enterprise, refer to the latest SignServer Documentation.

SignServer Introduction

SignServer is a framework designed to perform different kinds of digital signatures for different applications.

SignServer digitally signs your documents, code, time-stamping, and ePassports. It keeps signature keys secure, and your workflows easy, secure and auditable.

  • Code Signing: MS Authenticode, Java including Android APK and Generic.
  • Document Signing: PDF, XML, XAdES (BES and T).
  • Time Stamping: RFC 3161 and MS Authenticode time stamps, ETSI compliant.
  • ePassports: ICAO compliant MRTD signer.

For more information, refer to the SignServer Documentation SignServer Introduction.

SignServer is an optional feature on the Hardware Appliance. The following sections are only relevant for Hardware Appliances with the SignServer application enabled.

Accessing SignServer

To access SignServer from the Appliance WebConf, go to the Platform tab. The Applications section lists applications installed on your platform, along with their access links. Click the SignServer link under Service Access to access the SignServer Public Web.

Accessing SignServer from Appliance WebConf

SignServer can also be accessed directly using the IP address according to the following example, http://<IPAddress>/signserver/.

Note that your web browser needs access to your client certificate obtained during the Hardware Appliance installation.

In the displayed SignServer Public Web, the following resources are available:

  • Client Web: Upload forms for requesting signing (or validation) of documents or files of different types.
  • Health Check: Page providing the status for configured workers.
  • Documentation: SignServer product documentation with instructions on how to install, set up, and use SignServer.
  • Client CLI Download: Allows downloading the SignServer Client CLI SignClient, a tool used for sending signing requests to SignServer.
  • Administration Web: The SignServer Administration Web (AdminWeb) allows configuring, administrating, and managing SignServer on the Hardware Appliance.
  • SignServer Web site: Links to signserver.org.

SignServer Administration Web 

The SignServer Administration Web allows configuring, administrating, and managing SignServer on the Hardware Appliance.

To access the SignServer Administration Web, click the Administration Web link in the SignServer Public Web (http://<IPAddress>/signserver/).

Note that your web browser needs access to your client certificate obtained during the Hardware Appliance installation.

The SignServer Administration Web lists status information in the top-right and the menu bar provides access to the different Administration Web pages (listed below).

SignServer Administration Web

Administration Web pages

The following lists the Administration Web pages (available for selection in the menu bar) and links to more information in the SignServer product documentation.

  • Workers: Lists configured workers and their status.
  • Global Configuration: Lists global configuration properties and allows adding new properties, and edit or remove existing properties.
  • Administrators: Lists administrator certificates that have been explicitly granted access and specific roles.
  • Audit Log: Allows querying the audit log.
    Note that audit log access is only allowed for administrators explicitly granted the Auditor role. To edit the authorized administrators, go to the Administrators tab, click Add and then Load Current to use the values from your administrator certificate, and select the Auditor role. For more information, see Administrators.
  • Archive: Allows querying the archive. Note that the log is only available for administrators explicitly granted access. For more information, see Administrators.
  • Documentation: Links to the SignServer product documentation, such as instructions on how to install, set up, and use SignServer. Also includes information on features and improvements in each SignServer release and requirements for upgrading to a newer version.

For more information on the SignServer Administration Web, see the SignServer Documentation section Administration Web.