Digi-ID™ Distribution

Issuing Digi-ID™ Digital Signatures to End Users

The Digi-CA™ Certificate Authority [CA] system (that issues the Digi-ID™ end user digital signatures) can issue thousands of digital signatures every hour. This 'endless' capacity means that getting Digi-ID™ digital signatures to the end users can occur as quickly as your environment demands.

Allow 30+ Minutes

How the Digi-ID™ digital signatures are issued is set by the 'Enrolment Policy'. The options within the Enrolment Policy are designed to be very flexible. They can be customised to meet almost any requirement with many different settings and combinations. The three basic options are:

Overview of the Issuing Process

Issuing the Digi-ID™ digital signatures is either a one or two stage process. Either the user receives an email inviting them to apply for their digital signature, or they are referred from an existing online site/system to the Digital Signature Application form.

However the user is prompted to get their digital signature, in the first stage, the Digi-CA™ Inviting 'action' requires the end user 'reaction' (completing an application form). In the second stage, the Digi-CA™ Approving 'action' requires the end user 'reaction' (activating the digital signature) and this completes the process. It is best understood as follows:

Sample Issuing Process

As stated, because the Enrolment Policy is very flexible, there are many different ways to invite and approve end users digital signatures. The following is a sample issuing process only. You may wish to include other options, as required.

Stage One 'Digi-CA™ Action' - Inviting Digi-ID™ Digital Signature Applications

Using the Digi-CA™ RA Management Console interface, the Administrator uploads a .CSV batch file inviting as many users as required.

Review the other available invitation options.

Stage One 'User Reaction' - Completing Enrolment Form

The Digi-CA™ system sends an email to each end user with a unique link to the Digi-ID™ digital signature enrolment form. Using the link provided in the email, the end user then completes the Digi-ID™ digital signature enrolment form.

Note:- this is the default Digi-ID™ End Entity Digital Signature Enrolment Form. This form uses basic HTML programming that can be altered to match your specific design requirements.

See other sample enrolment forms.

Stage Two 'Digi-CA™ Action' - Approving Enrolment Applications

Once the end user completes all the fields and submits the enrolment form to the Digi-CA™ system, the Administrator is notified. The Administrator then approves each end user application using the Digi-ID™ Digital Signature Authorization Panel.

Depending on the Enrolment Policy this stage may be automated.

Stage Two 'User Reaction' - Activating the Digi-ID™ Digital Signature

Assuming the Administrator approves the application, the Digi-CA™ system sends a new email to the end user advising them that their application has been approved. Using the link provided in the email, the end user then activates the Digi-ID™ digital signature and this completes the issuing process.

See other sample digital signature activation forms.