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ETSI publishes remote server signing standards draft versions

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ETSILast July 2nd, 2018, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) published a new draft version of the following digital signature creation standards, which mainly focuses on develop the new technical environment of remote server signing compliant with eIDAS: ETSI TS 119 431-1, TS 119 431-2 and ETSI 119 432.

ETSI TS 119 431-1:Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI);Policy and security requirements for trust service providers; Part 1:TSP service components operating a remote QSCD /SCDev

This standard focuses on digital signature creation devices and aims to create a digital signature value on behalf of a remote signer.

Moreover, it specifies the policy and security requirements generally applicable to trust service providers (TSPs) which implement a service component that operates a signature or seal creation device (as defined in Regulation (EU) No 910 / 2014), called remote QSCD / SCDev.

This component contains a server signature application, which is the server signature application service (SSASC) component. In addition to being the signature application of the server, it contains the service elements and the signature creation device (SCDev).

The requirements of this standard are aligned with the requirements specified in CEN EN 419 241-1.

ETSI TS 119 431-2:Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI);Policy and security requirements for trust service providers;Part 2: TSP service components supporting AdES digital signature creation

ETSI TS 119 431-2 provides the policy and security requirements for the trust service provider (TSPs) that implements a service component that supports the creation of AdES digital signatures. This component contains a signature creation application and, in summary, is called the signature creation application service component (SCASC). However, it is more than just the SCA, since it contains the elements of service thanks to which a part of the main part of the application can be implemented as defined in EN 319 102-1 [1] and TS 119 101.

This standard is based on the general policy requirements specified in ETSI EN 319 401 [9] and take into account the related requirements of ETSI TS 119 101.

ETSI TS 119 432:Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI);Protocols for remote digital signature creation

This standard specifies the applicable protocols and interfaces when carried out, by a distributed solution composed of two or more systems / services / components, the process of creation of AdES digital signatures (as defined by ETSI EN 319 102-1 and / or digital signature values), as a result of the Data Representation Signatures to be signed. This standard is limited to the remote server signature.

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