Validating electronic signatures


, wherein, following calculation of the signature and prior to its transfer to a recipient, a validation is performed by an author of the electronic document, of which there is at least one, in order to verify an action of intent which is expressed by the electronic document, of which there is at least one. For more information about the XMLDSIG standard, see the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specification at

After completing this procedure once, all subsequent digital signatures from DNV GL will be validated on your computer automatically.

When e Mailing your document to others, you should also send them the link ( to the page with instructions on how to validate the signature so that they know how to validate the signature on their computer.

For information about how create a digital signature that can be verified using this technique, see How to: Sign XML Documents with Digital Signatures.

Never store or transfer the private key of an asymmetric key pair in plaintext.

Hence, a digital signature serves two main purposes.