Prerequisites for Applying Digital Signatures to PDF Report Output

Before you can apply digital signatures to BI Publisher for PeopleSoft PDF output documents, the following should be done:

  • Obtain a digital ID from a public certificate authority. To use signed documents for internal use you can obtain a digital ID from a private or internal certificate authority.

  • Store the digital ID inside the PFX file.

  • Install the PFX file, including its password, into the database keystore. Note that the minimum length for the password is eight (8) characters.

  • The development team of the application group that is requesting the signed PDF report output must create the application class to exchange reporting and signing information between BI Publisher for PeopleSoft and the application.