ADSS Server 5.9 release

Posted by Craig Roberts on Sep 25, 2018 2:08:44 PM

On 18th September 2018, Ascertia launched the ADSS Server Autumn 5.9 release. This release delivers a brand new Signature Activation Module (SAM) and Remote Authorisation Service (RAS) to support eIDAS compliant Remote Signing with Level 2 Sole Control

The benefits of remote signing for end users include:

    • No specialist hardware or software
    • Reduced costs
    • Simplified key management
    • Better security and auditing

We hope you enjoy using this new functionality!

ADSS Server (5.9) Autumn 18 Release

ADSS Server 5.9 release developments

Remote signing

  • New remote authorisation service (RAS)
    • Service that enables the registration of users and their mobile devices
    • Enables the authorisation of signing requests from users
    • Supports mobile push notifications for authorising signing requests remotely
    • Provides support functions to business applications and user mobile devices
    • Supports Cloud Signature Consortium remote signing & Ascertia proprietary protocols
    • The interface to the new Signature Activation Module (SAM)
  • New Signature Activation Module (SAM)
    • eIDAS-compilant against Protection Profile EN 419 241-2 (Level 2 - Sole Control)
    • Operates within the same framework and supports the use of a standard PKCS#11 HSM
    • Common Criteria certification

Mobile Authorisation


ADSS Server Enhancements

  • Support for Clickatell RESTful API to provide the most reliable SMS delivery to end users
  • Twilio SMS Gateway for SMS delivery of Operator alerts
  • New alert and denial of usage of ADSS Server if default operator certificate is not changed
  • Security review and enhancements to ensure the highest levels of security for ADSS Server
  • Underlying JRE updated as per Oracle recommendations and now uses version jdk1.8.0_171
  • Underlying Tomcat server upgraded as per Apache recommendations to version 9.x.
  • Struts upgrade program for ADSS Server Console - phase one
  • Third party library upgrades where required by vendors for bugs, features, and potential security vulnerabilities.



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