UW Digital ID (Win) - Digitally Signing PDF Documents with Adobe Acrobat Pro X 10

This document details how to digitally sign a PDF using Adobe Acrobat Pro X 10 in Windows. This document assumes you already have a UW Digital Certificate.

Note: Acrobat Pro XI does not require this process as it will automatically recognize your certificate if you imported it into Windows. This process is only for Acrobat Pro X.
  1. Step one is making sure you have your UW Digital Certificate stored in a .p12 file on your computer.  If you have installed your UW Digital Certificate into an email client or web browser you can export it to a file on your computer using the instructions below:

    1. UW Digital ID (Mac) - Exporting a Digital Certificate from Keychain
    2. UW Digital ID (Win) - Exporting a PKI Digital Certificate from Internet Explorer or Outlook
    3. UW Digital ID (Mac) - Exporting a Digital Certificate from Firefox
    4. UW Digital ID (Win) - Exporting a Digital Certificate from Firefox
    5. UW Digital ID (Mac) - Exporting a Digital Certificate from Thunderbird

  2. You will also need to download the Adobe Security Settings file that is used to validate the trust of your UW Digital Certificate.  You can download this file here: UWisconsin.acrobatsecuritysettings

    Note: make sure to right-click on the file above and "Save Target As" & "File name:"= UWisconsin.acrobatsecuritysettings & "Save as type:"= All Files

  3. Open Adobe Acrobat, then navigate to the right side of the Toolbar and click on the "Tools" or "Show Tools pane" button

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  5. The Task panes will open along the right side of the Document pane

    Click "Sign & Certify" in the Task pane to expand it

    Next, click "More Sign & Certify" drop-down then select "Import Security Settings"

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  7. Select the UWisconsin.acrobatsecuritysettings file that you downloaded in step 2 and click "Open"

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  9. The Import Security Settings Window will open, click "Import"

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  11. The successfully imported message window will appear, click "OK"

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  13. Your UW Digital Certificate is now installed and trusted within Adobe Acrobat.  You can verify this by navigating to the Task pane and click "Sign & Certify" to expand it.  Next, click "More Sign & Certify" drop-down then select "Security Settings"

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  15. Next, expand the "Digital IDs" field and click "Windows Digital IDs" next select your digital certificate in the window pane on the right and finally click "Certificate Details"

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  17. Next navigate to the "Trust" tab you should see a green check mark next to "Sign documents or data".

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  19. Now to sign your document by navigating to the Task pane and click "Sign & Certify" to expand it. Next, click "Sign Document", use your mouse to select where your UW Digital Certificate will be displayed.

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  21. Finally, select your UW Digital Certificate from the drop down menu, enter your password and click "Sign".
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Keywords:signing, pdf, acrobat, adobe, adobe acrobat, adobe acrobat 10, adobe acrobat 10, digital signing, digitally signed   Doc ID:27024
Owner:Steven T.Group:UW Digital ID
Created:2012-10-24 12:14 CDTUpdated:2014-08-11 14:32 CDT
Sites:Access Management Services, DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, UW Digital ID
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