Are Digital Signatures Safe?

VIDA is the only and the first PSrE to achieve Trust Service Provider status for the provision of digital signatures supported by an electronic certificate to software industry leaders such as Adobe, Docusign and emSigner

Why are Digital Signatures safe?

The question that often arises is? “Can digital signatures be forged, or used by unauthorized persons?” Unlike ‘wet’ signatures, which can be easily imitated and misused by unauthorized individuals, digital signatures (TTE) have multiple layers of security to prevent and eliminate their use by unauthorized individuals. TTE also feature convenient user-ready verification, and time and location of execution, and it is not difficult to prove their authenticity, unlike wet signatures.


A TTE contains the following layers of security:

1. Verified Identity

The TTE is executed using an “electronic certificate” issued by an Electronic Certificate Provider (PSrE). The PSrE serves to guarantee that the electronic certificate matches the user's identity and can only be executed by the registered user. VIDA uses Identity Verification technology with the most advanced biometric technology based on official national population data, which makes for a fast, secure and easy identity verification process.

2. Electronic Record Data

The TTE contains an audit trail in the form of electronic data records that show when the document was opened, viewed and signed. VIDA also records the methods and platforms used.

3. Tamper-Evident Seal)

When a document is signed, it is secured with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), a technology that is becoming a standard in the TTE industry. This technology will show that the document is original, and has not been tampered with since the TTE was executed.

4. Authentication

When a user wants to make a TTE, VIDA as PSrE is required to carry out an authentication process to ensure that the TTE was executed by the user. VIDA applies biometric-based authentication technology equipped with liveness detection to eliminate identity fraud.


Identity Verification Process

TTE service providers offer various options for verifying identity before users can execute the TTE, such as email, mobile phone or ID-based verification.


The identity verification process carried out by VIDA has a higher level of certainty by verifying identity data using more comprehensive data, in the form of:

1. Standard Data Verification

Verification of this standard data includes verification of phone numbers, emails and emails.

2. Resident Document Verification

VIDA verifies user data based on population document data (KTP) to ensure that the documents used are actually the property of the registered user.


3. Demographic Data Verification

After verifying the user’s ID document, VIDA also cross-checks the user’s data as recorded in the government-owned census records.

4. Biometric Verification

In addition to verifying users’ personal data, VIDA performs biometric verification - unlike other TTE providers - by comparing the user's biometrics with biometric data recorded in the national census records. This biometric verification also features liveness detection, which is useful for detecting that the user is genuine.


Through the various layers of verification carried out by VIDA, VIDA guarantees that the issuance of electronic certificates will only be issued by authorized users and with officially registered identities.


Global Security Certification

Security is the main function of a TTE, and VIDA has implemented multiple security protocols that have become global industry standards backed by globally recognized security certifications:

1. ISO 27001

An internationally recognized certification and standardization in Information Security Management

2. Webtrust for Certification Authorities

An internet transaction security certification

  • VIDA is the first PSrE in Indonesia to receive Webtrust certification

3. Cloud Signature Consortium

A consortium of industry players and academic organizations to implement digital-signature security standards in the cloud to meet global compliance standards

  • VIDA is the first Indonesian member of the Cloud Signature Consortium

4. Trusted Service Provider

VIDA is the only and the first PSrE to achieve Trust Service Provider status for the provision of digital signatures supported by an electronic certificate to software industry leaders such as Adobe, Docusign and emSigner


VIDA digital signature


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