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    Digital Signatures

    In concert with other conservation efforts at Clemson University, University Facilities supports the practice of signing electronic documents (PDF) using digital signatures.  Our organization uses self-signed ids containing public-key cryptography as the basis for creating and managing digital signatures using Adobe Reader, available at Adobe's website as a free download.

    This tutorial includes specific instructions for Adobe Reader X and Adobe Reader XI.  If you are using a previous version, please upgrade to lessen any confusion with the screenshots below.  You can use Adobe Acrobat if you prefer, just note that some of the instructions may vary due to dissimilarities between Reader and Acrobat's drop-down menus.  

    If you have any trouble with this tutorial, please contact Keith Jones at 643-6369 or by email at jones4@clemson.edu.

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    • Instructions for Adobe Reader XI +

      Step 1
      1. Open Adobe Reader Step 2
      2. Open Preferences Step 3
      3. Select Signatures, click More
      Step 4
      4. Click Add ID Step 5
      5. Select "...a new digital ID..." Step 6
      6. Select Windows Certificate Store
      Step 7
      7. Fill in the first four fields Step 8
      8. Close Security Settings window  
    • Instructions for Adobe Reader X +

      Step 1
      1. Open Adobe Reader Step 2
      2. Open Security Settings Step 3
      3. Add a new ID
      Step 4
      4. Choose to create a new ID Step 5
      5. Select Windows Certificate Store Step 6
      6. Fill in the first four fields
      Step 7
      7. Close Security Settings window

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