*SIGG - Qualified Electronic Signature
The module i-effect *SIGG applies a so called qualified electronic signature, generated by a card reader device, on your billing documents. i-effect signs invoices in PDF format for sending by e-mail or as EDIFACT message type INVOIC. Especially by automating the signing process i-effect support great billing volumina.
The signature operations run server-based on IBM i (POWER-Blade, System i, iSeries, AS/400) . The signature session can be easily set up with the help of the graphical interface. *SIGG consists of a i5/OS client, which creates the signature job, and a Java-based signatur server for processing. The signature is attached to the document in a closed system environment, which guarantees highest security protection.
Application of *SIGGCreation, transmission of messages with a qualified digital signature
The i-effect® *SPOOL module convert printer streams into the desired file format and sign them with a qualified digital signature. The validity of the signed file is then tested and a copy is saved with a test report in the Infostore archive. The signed file can be sent via *AS2, *EMAIL, *OFTP, *TELEBOX, *HTTP or *FTP.
In German electronic communication business the so-called qualified electronic signature replaces the personal signature. It is a sort of digital signature which is defined in the German Electronic Signature Act, shortly SigG. It is an advanced digital signature which is based on a qualified certificate valid at the time of signature and which is created by a secure-signature-creation device. The Signature Act backs the authenticity of the signature by strict technical requirements to the signing software. i-effect® *SIGG meets the requirements, which are proofed by a manufacturer declaration to the legislator.