Signinghub

BASIC ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES

These signatures involve signers applying their hand-signature mark on a document and this then being protected with a cryptographic digital signature. With a basic e-signature, the crypto digital signature is created using a server-held signing key, e.g. one belonging to the service provider; hence, we refer to this as a “witness” digital signature. In SigningHub, this witness digital signature is applied every time an e-signature mark is applied by the user and cryptographically binds this mark to the document and protects the document from any subsequent changes, thereby ensuring data integrity. This is a long-term signature that includes a trusted timestamp.

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ADVANCED ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES

LAWtrust was the first accredited authentication service provider in South Africa, and remains the only private company accredited under the requirements of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act of 2002 to provide advanced electronic signature (AeSign) solutions. 

Because these digital signatures have the same authenticity as a handwritten signature, they can be relied on implicitly in nearly all transactions, such as approvals, contracts and certifying copies of original documents.

LAWtrust’s advanced electronic signatures will:

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  • Identify the signatory
  • Legally be identified as an advanced electronic signature
  • Detect any subsequent alterations or corruption of the signed data message in the document
  • Make use of a three-factor or equivalent signing mechanism to ensure the highest reliability of the signature

COMPARING DIFFERENT TYPES OF DIGITAL SIGNATURES

“Click to sign” Basic e-signatures Advanced electronic signatures
    User authentication
    User consent
    User’s signature mark
    Document integrity
    Bind signer’s ID to document
    Certify signature
    Embedded evidence
    Long-term verifiability