Building a standard for cloud signatures
A new industry consortium to pioneer open digital signatures for mobile and the web.
eIDAS and beyond
New regulations like eIDAS – European Union’s new Regulation on Identification and Trust Services – are setting rigorous requirements for secure signatures, in a way that is expected to influence the entire global industry.
The Cloud Signature Consortium aims to make it simple for EU businesses and governments to successfully comply with this new regulation. The vision is to create a single digital market, across Europe and the globe.
Changing the digital signature landscape
By simplifying and streamlining digital signing experiences, the Cloud Signature Consortium specification will have a remarkable impact on the cloud signature landscape. Here is what we intend to achieve.
Secure transactions, on the go
Our technical specification enables secure signing transactions through web browsers and mobile devices, from your desk or on the go!
Cloud storage, no download
Recipients will be able to easily sign documents stored in the cloud with any device, without having to download them first.
Simple certificate ownership
No complex renewal procedures, no risk of token loss or theft: keys and certificates will be fully managed by Trust Service Providers in the cloud.
Easy deployment for end users
Easier, faster, better! No more smart cards or USB tokens. No more drivers to install. No more client platform dependencies.
The Consortium members
The Cloud Signature Consortium is an international group of industry and academic experts, including solutions, technology, and trust service providers.
Paving the way for digital transformation
The new standard developed by the Cloud Signature Consortium will be critical to furthering digital transformation of business on a global scale, by giving everyone access to secure digital signature solutions, across a full range of cloud applications on mobile devices and the web. Once implemented, the technical standard will benefit processes where signer identification is critical, such as applying for a marriage or business license, social security benefits, or signing for a large loan.
July 15, 2021
The Cloud Signature Consortium is delighted to welcome four new members to the association : TrustAsia, Gematik, Emdha, and ESign. With these new additions, the CSC now comprises 57 members. Based in Shanghai, TrustAsia is the authoritative and professional network integrity and network security service provider in the Asia-Pacific region. They provide professional network security deployment and network integrity certification services for the global 500 companies, listed companies, institutions, and government departments in the […]
June 22, 2021
By Viky Manaila, Trust Services Director, Intesi Group The accelerated shift to the digital world during 2020 has raised the necessity to know who really is behind the computer, or who’s “the dog on the internet”. The citizens’ need of having access to public and private services remotely has changed the priorities on the agenda […]
May 26, 2021
By Victoria Allen, Ascertia The legal validity of signing with Cloud Signature Consortium (CSC) standard is dependent on country laws and legal regulations around electronic signatures. Trust Service Providers (TSP) and Qualified Trust Service Providers (QTSP) are using the CSC standard globally to enable users to sign documents using Qualified and Advance Electronic Signatures. Ascertia […]
Cooperation is the key to success
Hear the voices of the Consortium members, industry leaders which are working together to develop an open standard that will bring the world’s most secure form of electronic signing to the over seven billion mobile devices around the globe.
"We embrace open standards"
Adobe has a history of pioneering and advancing industry standards like PDF. We embrace open standards and, where none exist, we help create them. We are proud to advance an open standard for cloud-based digital signatures.
"A milestone of the new era"
Finally, after a decade of proprietary projects, Cloud Signature is entering a new phase of maturity that will significantly extend its use. Intesi Group is very pleased to be part of this initiative, a milestone of the new era.
"Simple and secure"
Cloud signature will make digital signatures as simple as handwritten ones, while providing the same security as a smartcard device. Certinomis is very proud to contribute to this essential seek for interoperability.
InfoCert is a proud promoter of the Cloud Signature Consortium as we believe interoperability is fundamental for a wider adoption of trust solutions, which are the key enabler of any business digital transformation.
With more than six billion digital and electronic signature transactions processed every year through Adobe Sign and Adobe Document Cloud, we are focused on moving the signature industry forward.
"A new global standard"
Universign is proud to be a key player of this major initiative, that we believe has to chance to become a global standard for cloud-based digital signatures and make secure transaction available on cloud applications and mobile devices.