How to: digitally sign documents

in Categories Beyond nixCraft, Linux desktop last updated October 10, 2006

This article covers how to install and configure digitally sign for

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The ability to digitally sign documents is a boon for users who want to make their document exchange and collaboration secure. Using digital signatures in is not that difficult, but configuring it involves several steps that are far from obvious.

Before you enable the digital signatures feature in, you must obtain a digital certificate and install it on your machine. A digital certificate is a password-protected file that includes a variety of information, including the name and email address of the certificate owner, encryption key, issuing authority, and expiration period. Digital certificates are normally issued by so-called certificate authorities. Most certificate authorities charge for certificates, but not all do. CACert is a community-driven certificate authority that issues perfectly usable certificates free of charge.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

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