Previously we answered the most common questions about the OCSP. Another element involved in the creation and verification of signatures is timestamping. This blog covers how timestamping works, what a Timestamp Authority is, and why timestamping is beneficial to the longevity and legality of digital signatures.
Within Europe a new digital signature format “PAdES” is gaining traction. PAdES stands for “PDF Advanced Electronic Signatures” and is a set of standards published by ETSI (TS 102 778 parts 1 to 5) to support European requirements for electronic signatures. The purpose is specifically for creation of long-term signatures that are verifiable for years or even decades.