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Connect Viafirma to Zapier

Zapier lets you connect Viafirma to 2,000+ other web services. Automated connections called Zaps, set up in minutes with no coding, can automate your day-to-day tasks and build workflows between apps that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. Each Zap has one app as the Trigger, where your information comes from and which causes one or more […]

When opening a signed PDF document, Adobe Acrobat Reader prompts ”At least one signature has problems”What does it mean? How can I fix it?

When we open a signed PDF, Adobe displays an error message: ”At least one signature has problems” In the new Adobe Reader version, this message will be prompt as follows: ”The validity of the document certification is UNKNOWN. The author could not be verified” This message is shown in the signature panel and in signature […]

Clear cache on any web browser

To clear cache from Google Chrome, follow the steps below: In the upper right part tap on the three-point icon. Click «More tools» On the drop-down menu click «Clear browsing data» 4. On time select «all time» 5. We tick «Cached images and files» checkbox and also tick «Cookies and other site data» if it […]

eHealth – Informed Consent

What is informed consent? Informed consent is a formal medical procedure aimed to apply the principle of autonomy of the patient, meaning the obligation to respect patients as individuals and to honor their medical care preferences. eSalud refers to health care practices all supported by information and communications technology (ICT) In some cases such as […]

Mobile ID – Barcelona City Hall

If you have any questions about how to access to both town hall and entity services that use Mobile ID, please contact us through the following link:https://www.mobileid.cat/es/contacto/ Mobile ID is a digital identity solution on mobile device to identify you and to legally, easily and securely sign documents.

Advantages of the electronic signature

What do I need to sign documents electronically? Once you have obtained your digital certificate the other requirements will depend on the validation and digital signature platform used In order to sign electronically you need a digital certificate issued by a Trust Service Provider (EU) or Certification Authority (Latin America). The certificate can be issued in hardware or physical media (SmartCards such as the Spanish electronic ID card) […]

Electronic Signature formats

Depending on your specific needs or business scenarios, you may first want to choose between different e-signature format options. Viafirma offers support to both basic and most advanced formats. Basic formats These formats provide all necessary elements to create an advanced or recognized electronic signature: XML Signature It is a specification developed under the W3C […]

Three types of Electronic Signatures

If we look at eIDAS regulation, based on the level of security of each three types of electronic signatures are defined: Even with different security levels, all three types of signatures are perfectly legal. Choosing one or the other will depend on each particular case, as well as the type of document you want to […]

How many types of electronic signatures exist? Which ones does Viafirma support?

There are several types of advanced electronic signatures, depending on the need or requirement: Server-based signature. Automatic signature without required user interaction. Attended signature. Standard eSignature with required user interaction Bulk signing. eSigning several documents in one go. Multisignature. The same document eSigned by several signers. Bulk multisignature. Several documents eSigned in one go by […]

Biometric or Digitized Signature

The digitized or Biometric Signature are electronic handwritten signatures we draw on graphic tablets. However, there isn’t a single definition for these signatures in this industry. There are many different usage scenarios, for example card payments (as in Mercadona or El Corte Inglés), receiving online orders from Correos ( State-owned Spanish courier) or any other […]

What are digital certificates?

Definition and types Digital certificates are digital documents through which a trusted third party (Certification Authority or Trust Service Provider) guarantees the link between the identity of a person or entity and his public key. A digital certificate can be issued in different formats and intended for different user profiles. There are certificates issued in […]

What is a Certification Authority?

A Certification Authority (CA) is a trusted entity responsible for issuing and revoking digital certificates used in electronic signature processes. Since the entry in force of the eIDAS regulation, the Certification Authority figure in the European Union has been replaced by the Qualified Services Provider (QSP). Besides these basic functions, a Certification Authority (QSP in […]