Title: A WEB SERVICE FOR SIGNING AND AUTHENTICATING DIGITAL DOCUMENTS BASED ON SYMMETRIC CRYPTOGRAPHY PROTOCOL

Issue Number: Vol. 1, No. 2
Year of Publication: 2011
Page Numbers: 434-444
Authors: Juan Carlos Lopez Pimentel, Victor Fernando Ramos Fon Bon, Raul Monroy
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong

Abstract:


Nowadays, recognizing whether or not a digital document has been counterfeit is a priority issue, particularly in organizations where legal information is handled digitally. Signing a digital document is maybe a preliminary solution. In general, we are interested in developing a web service that allows signing a document using cryptography and steganography techniques to protect the information; and also, it can verify the authenticity of the document that has previously been signed. To protect the web service against malicious activity there are aspects of computer security that must be considered, such as the implementation of a security protocol considered secure. This article reports the general ingredients to implement a Web Service to sign and authenticate digital documents using a symmetric cryptography protocol previously published by the authors; and also it describes some implementations carried out so far.