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Applying a timestamp to a Digital Signature in Office RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I want to apply een digital signature to a Worddocument or to the macromodule of a Worddocument.

    Because the certificate expires after a year, i want to add a timestamp.

    Now I read in the article "Digital signatures in Office 2010" that there are two registry settings to control the type of signature Office creates: XAdESLevel and MinXAdESLevel.

    So if I want to a signature with a timestamp i have to add the registry settings:

    XAdESLevel = 2 (REG_DWORD)

    MinXAdESLevel = 2 (REG_DWORD).

    Is that all, or do i need tot provide Office with a time stamp server?

    (I don't think i have a time stamp server).

    Kind regards,


    • Edited by A. Bode Thursday, January 15, 2015 7:38 AM
    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:58 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    As far as I know, if we want to use the time stamp functionality with digital signatures, we must complete the following:

    • Set up a time stamp server that is compliant with RFC 3161

    • Use the Group Policy setting, Specify server name, to enter the location of the time stamp server on the network.

    On the other words, we need a time stamp server.

    Quote From:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc545900(v=office.14).aspx

    Hope it's helpful.

    Regards,

    George Zhao
    TechNet Community Support


    It's recommended to download and install Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT), which is developed by Microsoft Support teams. Once the tool is installed, you can run it at any time to scan for hundreds of known issues in Office programs.

    • Proposed as answer by George123345 Monday, January 26, 2015 2:50 AM
    • Marked as answer by George123345 Wednesday, February 4, 2015 5:02 AM
    Thursday, January 15, 2015 7:26 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    As far as I know, if we want to use the time stamp functionality with digital signatures, we must complete the following:

    • Set up a time stamp server that is compliant with RFC 3161

    • Use the Group Policy setting, Specify server name, to enter the location of the time stamp server on the network.

    On the other words, we need a time stamp server.

    Quote From:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc545900(v=office.14).aspx

    Hope it's helpful.

    Regards,

    George Zhao
    TechNet Community Support


    It's recommended to download and install Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT), which is developed by Microsoft Support teams. Once the tool is installed, you can run it at any time to scan for hundreds of known issues in Office programs.

    • Proposed as answer by George123345 Monday, January 26, 2015 2:50 AM
    • Marked as answer by George123345 Wednesday, February 4, 2015 5:02 AM
    Thursday, January 15, 2015 7:26 AM
  • Hi,

    Thank you very much for your answer.

    But I don't think I have the technical knowledge to  is setup a time stamp server. :(

    Kind regards,

    Anita

    Thursday, January 15, 2015 7:51 AM