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.
November 29, 2023
(BRUSSELS / SENIGALLIA) – November 29, 2023 – Namirial S.p.A. (“Namirial”), a global leader in digital trust software and services has joined the Cloud Signature Consortium VZW (Cloud Consortium, CSC), a nonprofit association of industry, government, and academic organizations with more than 70 members focussing on cloud-based electronic signatures and seals. Viky Manaila, President of […]
November 14, 2023
By Mike Hathaway, Chief Product Officer, Ascertia The path towards eIDAS 2.0 has been long, but the details were not entirely clear at the beginning. The European Commission first proposed a review of eIDAS on June 3rd, 2021, and a final agreement and vote took place in December 2022. Now, we’re in October 2023 and […]
November 14, 2023
By Leonel Arroyo Conde, Deputy General Manager, PSC World SA de CV In Mexico, and many parts of Latin America, the use of electronic signature services is entirely valid for electronic documents, producing the same effects as the handwritten signature, as long as the electronic signature meets various factors that could be considered necessary for evidentiary purposes. […]
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.