1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 12, 2016 5:28 AM by titus_tid

    Error during signature verification



      Adobe Reader 9.0.0 displays an error when validating digital signatures:


      Internal cryptographic library error. Error Code: 0x2711


      This happens only when certificates of SwissSign are involved. With certificates of TC TrustCenter there are no problems.

      Can anyone give me a hint why this happens?




        • 1. Re: Error during signature verification
          titus_tid Level 1

          It seems that those errors with errocode 0x2711 or 0x20C occur if a digital signature embedded in the pdf document is using either ECC as signature algorithm or PSS padding.

          This let me assume that Adobes signature verification routine cannot handle elliptic curves or if using RSA as signature algorithm the newer PSS/RSAPSS padding scheme.

          But I only get the error mentioned by you if I try to validate signatures using ECC. So the


          When verifying a signature using with PSS padding the signature is verified as invalid. The given reason is the use of an unknown format in digital signature. So the pss padding could be the unknown format.

          Unfortunatly the people think the signature is invalid. But actually it is not. Same with the internal cryptographic library error. So I would recommend the use of software built for signature verification.