Marc Rufer 26 Aug 2016 SuisseID
Today I had some troubles signing a PDF document with my SuisseID (Smart card version). I first tried to sign the PDF document by using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Unfortunately the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC started hanging during the saving process of the signed document. Nevertheless the document got saved but the signature was invalid.
After a few non successful retries I thought about signing the PDF with another PDF program and strumbled over the solution. Signing a PDF document can be easily done by using the Open eGov LocalSigner that can be downloaded here. I’ll show you step by step how to sign a PDF with the Open eGov LocalSigner application.
Open eGov LocalSigner
Auswählen) or drag and drop the PDF document you want to sign into the PDF preview area (Yellow area)
Click into the PDF preview area to select the position for the signature
Optionally adjust the name of the signed document
Select the correct certificate and click again
Now you’re done and you PDF document with a valid signature!
IMPORTANT: Close Fiddler during signing process as the time stamp service cannot be contacted successfully otherwise.