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SignServer Software Appliance Model Specifications

SignServer Software Appliance offers a complete feature set for your signing solution, with extensive support for several signing use cases including code, document, and time-stamping and the corresponding signature formats. It is based on SignServer Enterprise with easy-to-use management functions and the self-contained software package allows you to leverage your existing virtualization environment and Hardware Security Module infrastructure. 

Software Appliance Models

To meet your needs, we offer different SignServer Software Appliance models. All models include SignServer Enterprise. 

SignServer Document Signing Software Appliance

The SignServer Document Signing model supports document signing formats such as PDF, XML, and CMS. This model also includes Time Stamp Authority (TSA) functionality.

SignServer Code Signing Software Appliance

The SignServer Code Signing model offers the capability to sign different types of code, such as Windows executables, Java applications/libraries, Android applications, firmware for hardware devices, drivers, and apps. This model also includes Time Stamp Authority (TSA) functionality.

SignServer TSA Software Appliance

The SignServer Time Stamp Authority (TSA) Software Appliance supports both RFC 3161 and MS Authenticode time-stamps and includes monitoring of time synchronization compliant with the strictest regulations. Time-stamps are generally used together with document and code signing to provide proof that a document and/or code existed before a certain time, and can also be used together with advanced signatures to ensure long-term validation of archives.

SignServer ePassport Software Appliance

The SignServer ePassport (ePass) Software Appliance delivers Machine Readable Travel Document (MRTD) signing. MRTD is implemented worldwide within electronic passports mandated by ICAO. This model is used both for MRTD signing and for Country Signing Certificate Authority (CSCA) Master List signing.

Model Comparison Overview

The following provides a model comparison overview.

SignServer Software Appliance



Time Stamp Authority

Document, Code & Time Stamp Authority

ePassport Signing

Technology stack: SignServer Enterprise & Secure Foundation Platform(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Use Case 
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Code Signing 
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Key Features
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