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Signature validation service and certificates Online - Validate

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    Functional description

    El Servicio de Validación de Firmas y Certificados Online permite la validación de certificados y de firma electrónica de los principales Prestadores de Servicios de Certificación reconocidos de nuestro país, entre ellos la DGP.
    The services offered are:
    Validate certificates X.509 según la RFC 3280, de las Autoridades de Certificación incluidas en la plataforma. Entre las funcionalidades de validación se pueden destacar:
    • Recognition and validation of the electronic DNI issued by the General direction of the police, and multiple providers.
    • Validate certificates X.509 according to the RFC 3280, all certification authorities recognized in the country by the ministry of Industry.
    • Multilevel validation of certificates (in the case of structure of certification of more than two levels).
    • Obtain information for the fields of the certificate.
    • Validate certificates from electronic headquarters.
    Signature validation , indicating if the signature is correct and the certificate's validity with that was generated.
    • If the signature is implies (the signature data are contained in a separate file name of the file containing the original document) will validate the original document.
    • Una vez validada la firma permite visualizar el documento firmado, así como los firmantes.
    Realization of an electronic signature . The platform allows several modes of signature:
    • Por defecto se realiza firma en formato CADES implícito. Para ficheros xml se realiza un firma XAdES y para ficheros pdf se realiza una firma PAdES.
    • To access this functionality requires the installation of an applet that provides a signature client that allows electronic document signed by citizens who access to services of E-government. for this are used digital certificates of user that are installed in the browser or available through a module PKCS # 11 installed in your browser.
    • If you want to make a signature in another format, or make signatures in parallel or cascaded is necessary to download the signature installable program on your computer which can be found on the same page to Validate signature.
    Demonstrator @firma services. Provides a demonstrator of the operation of the administrations web-services wishing to integrate services of validation and signing of the platform @firma in its electronic services, to assess all services and make the necessary functional tests
    The demonstrator is accessible from the direction https ://
    Validate white markings. Los portales de la administración y las sedes electrónicas ya pueden integrar directamente la funcionalidad de VALIDe a través de los siguientes enlaces:


    Technical Description


    Validate is an application that provides a signature validation service and certificates online, using the corresponding services of the platform @firma in its Latest version.

    Makes use of a component for the realization of electronic signature in post-based client Java technology - applet -. The component has plug-ins for complete signatures in formats XAdES, and PAdES CAdES.

    Validate also offers a test environment of web services that offers @firma to facilitate the integration of services of @firma in applications, so that they can be all functional tests relevant.

    The application is displayed in an environment Linux Red Hat with JBoss 5.1GA as application server open source J2EE implemented in Java pure.

    Validate is built in a software architecture of three layers:

    Layer of data (Continuation)

    • Los datos que se almacenan residen en una base de datos Oracle. La implementación del acceso a los datos se hace en Java mediante Hibernate.

    Control layer

    • The layer of control is implemented in java through the framework Spring.
    • Reflects the requests of the view layer of cliente-usuario and redirect to the layer of view of Axis for the call to the articles of @firma.
    • This layer is responsible for implementing the validation CAPTCHA, which is then sent to the layer JSPs terms of cliente-usuario.

    View layer or presentation
    There are two different reporting subcapas:

    • Como interfaz con el usuario de la aplicación: La vista de la aplicación web para el usuario, con la que éste interactúa. Está implementada mediante JSPs.
    • As with the interface of Francisco @firma: Implements the communication of calls and responses with the implementation of Francisco @firma, by sending files SOAP XML in petitions HTTPS. This framework meets specifications of WS-I Basic Profile and WS-I Security Profile.


    The language in which is developed Validate is Java, considered the resources necessary to fulfil its commitment to web accessibility, offers a free design and structure of visual and technological barriers that allow access to its contents to people with various disabilities, the elderly, and users in general.


    Validate has been developed following the following standards OpenSource:

    • Programming language: Java 1.6
    • Framework Spring.
    • JSP with tags JSTL 2.0.
    • Hibernate for access to BBDD.
    • 11 As Oracle database server
    • Apache Axis as SOAP with the interface of Francisco @firma, meeting the specifications of WS-I Basic Profile and WS-I Security Profile
    • Log4 as manager of logs.