There are many types of digital signatures.
This document covers making an eToken certificate based digital signature. Please quickly review the Digital signature Primer to better understand why this is important to do this correctly to protect yourself by making it secure and recognized as being valid within the University and for other uses.
What is a eToken?
- A USB key that is issued to use from the Directory of IITS
- It only use is to store a secure certificate to verify you are who you say you are
- The certificate on the eToken uses your UTORid and name and is locked and password protected
- It is typically issues for a period of a year and needs to be renewed
- you must physically have it plugged into your computer in order to use the certificate
- you also need to have software on your computer to be able to read the manage the certificate
- this is called a SafeNet client
- The SafeNet client is need to set your password. re-set your password and to transfer the certificate to your signature
What software do I need for creating eToken based digital signatures?
- Adobe Acrobat Reader is recommended because it is free download an straight forward to use
- Acrobat using PDF's can be protecting and secured once it has a certificate added
How do I create a eToken based digital signatures using Adobe Acrobat Reader?
- Please see this printable guide for Windows based computers
- Note that the document is for use when you are at your Dentistry computer
- If you are working form home, please see the appendix
- Lastly this document is about using your eToken certificate for the digital signature - you can also add a picture of your physical signature to the digital signature which is not covered