Jakarta, 19 April 2021 – PT Indonesia Digital Identity (VIDA) becomes the first Certificate Authority in Indonesia that is listed as an Adobe Trust Service Provider in the Adobe Approved Trust List (AATL). AATL is a program that allows users to create digital signatures that are trusted whenever the signed document is opened in Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat Reader, or Adobe Sign. Adobe, a global leader in digital document experience and the inventor of PDF, is uniquely positioned to support secure digital document processes. If a user wants to make a digital signature on a document and share it, he or she needs document signing certificates issued by a Certificate Authority. With AATL certificates, the individual(s) viewing the document is not required to manually upload the certificate root chain locally on the device where the document is viewed. When any user receives a digitally signed document from a signer whose digital certificate can be traced back to a certificate on the AATL, that signature will automatically be trusted.
Niki Luhur, Founder and Chairman of VIDA explained, “Our partnership with Adobe is a huge milestone that VIDA has achieved. It is aligned with VIDA’s goal of strong collaboration in the industry at an international level. It also shows our commitment to meet international security standards, continually maintaining certifications and following industry best practices to provide secure and excellent service to our customers. VIDA is committed to providing our consumers with secure and protected document signing certificates that generate publicly trusted digital signatures.”
Sati Rasuanto CEO of VIDA explained, “Secure digital signing provides document integrity and authenticity. To respond to the needs of fast and secure document signing, VIDA aims to continuously provide secure and convenient document signing experience to the public. As an Adobe trusted service provider, our role starts from the on-boarding side of verifying the signer through the KYC process in order to issue electronic certificates. Afterwards, we also help in the authentication process. VIDA issues certificate-based digital IDs that are used to comply with secure legal and regulatory requirements in Indonesia and are also accepted in various countries across the world. Any signatures applied with VIDA certificates will be traced back to its root and automatically trusted in Adobe products.”
Document signing certificates must be stored in secure hardware. This is especially true for document signing certificates issued by Certificate Authority members of the AATL, as it is a mandatory requirement from Adobe. AATL certificate key pairs must be generated and stored in hardware security modules or smart cards that are FIPS 142-2 L2+ compliant. This requirement facilitates two-factor authentication (2FA) and also provides additional security, as the certificate private key cannot be tampered or exported from the hardware device; thereby eliminating the potential of key compromise by bad actors.
Simon Dale, Managing Director of Adobe Southeast Asia said, “Adobe processed more than 8 billion electronic and digital signature transactions through Adobe Document Cloud in the past year alone. As the demand for paperless customer experience continues to increase in the digital economy, so will expectations for related document security, authenticity, and integrity. I’m excited to see VIDA added to the AATL – bringing more secure and reliable PDF document signing to Indonesia, Asia’s fast-growing economic powerhouse. We look forward to deeper partnerships with VIDA to extend the adoption and acceptance of digital and electronic signatures more widely across the country.”
“Adobe invented PDF, the pre-eminent format to present authoritative documents. Adobe's inclusion of VIDA in it's Trusted List, enables users to create digital signatures that are trusted in Adobe's widely used document software. It addresses the critical problem of how a digital signature can be trusted. VIDA has been carefully evaluated by Adobe to ensure that our services and credentials meet the AATL Technical Requirements, which also includes compliance and certification to WebTrust CA 2.2. VIDA's users can sign documents with confidence, knowing that their recipients can readily trust the signature via Adobe's trusted green checkmark and blue ribbon,” remarked Gajendran Kandasamy, Chief Operations Officer, VIDA.
About VIDA - PT Indonesia Digital Identity
PT Indonesia Digital Identity (VIDA) is a licensed Certificate Authority (CA) under the Indonesian Ministry of ICT, authorized to issue digital certificates that can be applied for digital signatures and web authentication. Established in 2018, VIDA is a digital identity network leveraging multi-factor authentication, digital signatures, and verified identities. VIDA applies world-class data security standards, including Public Key Infrastructure, facial recognition, and endpoint security to provide comprehensive cyber security solutions.
VIDA is also listed as a Digital Financial Innovation (Inovasi Keuangan Digital/IKD) registered with the OJK. The products and solutions offered by VIDA can be adopted by various sectors and industries, including the financial services industry to make it easier to verify direct customers. VIDA also believes in instilling digital trust among its users and by virtue, thus, the company has been registered under the OJK and BI regulatory sandbox.
VIDA also applies world-class technology standards that are certified and recognized internationally. The company became the first WebTrust accredited Certificate Authority (CA) company in Indonesia, and also is ISO 27001 certified.