Using Generic RSA signaturesAdded by IBM on October 10, 2012 | Version 1 (Original)
|The Generic RSA engine is the default signing engine, and is used if no other engine type is specified in the signformat option. It automatically searches for any standard RSA certificates on the user's computer, which includes both Microsoft™ CryptoAPI and Netscape certificates.
To create a signature button that uses the Generic RSA engine, set the following parameters in the signformat option:
For example, the XFDL code for a button that uses the Generic RSA engine and prevents the signature from being deleted looks like this:
- MIME type — The MIME type that is used to store the signature information. You should always use application/vnd.xfdl.
- engine — The name of the signing engine to use. In this case, Generic RSA.
- delete — Optional. This flag sets whether the user can delete the signature. By default, users can delete all signatures. If you want to prevent a signature from being deleted, set this to off.
- If the form is opened in Webform Server, then signing a Generic RSA signature requires the use of the Webform Server plugin/ActiveX control. The plugin/ActiveX control is automatically downloaded to the browser when it is needed.