Nuxeo Document Management Now Offers Digital Signature Option


Fri 10 June 2011 By Prateeksha Barman

Boston, Paris -- June 10, 2011 -- Nuxeo, the provider of a content management platform for business applications, now offers a Digital Signature add-on for its flagship Open Source Document Management software, Nuxeo DM. Based on the X.509 standard, the new component provides a secure electronic method for signing PDF files in Nuxeo DM and verifying the signatures with a digital certificate in a PDF reader.

When used with Nuxeo Document Management, the Digital Signature option helps to ensure compliance and audit trails, and replaces paper-intensive signing with more efficient electronic processes. Content and information architects and developers who require a digital signing mechanism that provides user authentication and document integrity verification will benefit from this new option, that helps organizations move towards the goal of a paperless office.

The Digital Signature component provides a standards-compliant mechanism for adding user-specific digital signatures to PDF documents, so that any print-and-sign paper processes can be replaced with electronic signing, storage and retrieval document management processes. The add-on:

  • creates password-protected, reusable digital certificates for Nuxeo DM users,
  • enables multiple Nuxeo DM users to digitally sign a PDF document,
  • attaches digital certificates to documents, for subsequent verification of the signature by an external PDF reader.

"We've seen an increasing number of requests for digital signature capabilities," noted Nuxeo CEO Eric Barroca. "Customers prefer to handle documents electronically end-to-end, rather than going through the time-consuming steps of printing, signing, scanning, faxing, and filing. In the long run, using Nuxeo DM digital signing will increase productivity and make information sharing easier."

The Digital Signature component is available as a Nuxeo Marketplace package, to be installed in a Nuxeo Document Management application. Nuxeo Online Services subscribers can download and install it directly via the in-product Update Center. Non-Connect subscribers can sign up for a free trial, offering access to Nuxeo Marketplace, with a full range of plugins and packages, and to Nuxeo Studio, the customization and configuration environment for Nuxeo platform-based applications.

Nuxeo DM is available with no license charge by downloading it at /downloads/.

About Nuxeo

Nuxeo provides an extensible and modular Open Source Content Management Platform enabling architects and developers to easily build and run business applications. Designed by developers for developers, the Nuxeo Platform offers modern technologies, a powerful plug-in model and extensive packaging capabilities. It comes with ready-to-use Document Management, Digital Asset Management and Case Management packages. 1000+ organizations rely on Nuxeo to run business-critical applications, including Electronic Arts, Netflix, Sharp, Pearson Education, FICO, the U.S. Navy, and Jeppesen, a Boeing Company. Nuxeo is dual-headquartered in New York and Paris. More information is available at www.nuxeo.com.

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