Boston, MA (PressExposure) June 10, 2011 -- Nuxeo, the Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform company, 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 Connect 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 http://www.nuxeo.com/en/downloads.