Do you want to add a digital signature in PDF?. There may be times when you want to send some valuable information like official mail, software or any digital document, then in this kind of situation, what you need to do, is to add a digital signature to that message. It is not like the complicated process, as it sounds, you just need to follow these simple steps shown below. Just have a glance at this article to know how to add digital signature in PDF.
What is a digital signature?
Digital signature is a code which is generated by public key encryption. It is attached to the document which represents sender’s authenticity to a recipient. When the recipient receives a message with digital signature in it, then he/ she believes that the message is not altered during the transmission, and even sender cannot deny the fact that he did not send the message.
Steps to add a digital signature in PDF:
Step 1: First, open the PDF file which you want to add a signature and then go to “Fill and Sign” section, as shown in the image below.
Step 2: Under “Fill and Sign” option, just click on the “Place Signature” option. This section is used to add or create the signature.
Step 3: Click on the “Drag new signature rectangle” button and then drag your mouse pointer to make a virtual rectangle. This rectangle represents the space occupied by your signature.
Step 4: If you have any digital signature with you, then you can directly click on the “Sign in” button or else go to “Sign As” section and click the drop down to open “New ID” option.
Step 5: In the next step, you need to select between existing digital ID or “I want to create a new one”. After choosing your option, just click on the “Next” button.
Step 6: Now, click on the “New PKCS#12 digital ID file” and then click on the “Next” button. (Where PKCS#12 ID is a common file format which is supported by most of the security software application).
Step 7: Now, enter your personal details like your name, organizational name, email address, etc. and then click on the “Next” button.
Step 8: Type your password and then click on the “Finish” button.
Step 9: In the next step, you need to enter newly created password in the Password field and then click on the “Sign” button.
Step 10: You need to “Save” the file to protect the content of the original file.
Step 11: Finally, open the newly saved file and you’ll see a digital signature as marked in the image below.
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