Organ stamps - Sede electronica
01. What is an Electronic Organ Seal Certificate
Electronic seals or organ seals are a type of electronic signature used by Public Administrations that allows identifying and authenticating a specific automated administrative action.
The Organ Seal certificates are used to:
- Identify and sign administrative acts through computer systems without direct intervention of the competent natural person, thus enabling:
- The automated action of the Public Administrations through properly programmed information systems and without direct intervention in the specific act of a human person.
02. Steps to perform for the validation of the electronic seal
- Download the public part of the certificate of the electronic seal used for signing a PDF document.
- Access the VALIDe certificate validation service, a platform offered by the General State Administration.
- Follow the prompts to properly configure the validation service.
- Once the validation service has been configured, click on the link that says "If your electronic certificate is on a storage device or on your hard drive, select this link".
- Pressing the "Browse" button, select the certificate you want to validate.
- Enter the security code.
- Press the "Validate" button, the information about the validity of the selected certificate will appear.
03. How to download the public part of the electronic certificate used to sign a PDF document
- Open the signed document with Adobe Acrobat.
- From the signature panel, position yourself on the signature and with the right button choose the option "Show signature properties".
- From the signing properties window, select "Show signer certificate".
- In the Summary tab, click on the "Export" button. Save the exported data in a file "Certificate file". A file with a .cer extension will be stored.