Is the signing done on LiveCycle server?
If yes, this can be achieved by creating PDFSignatureAppeareanceOptionSpec and pass this object as a parameter in sign request
PDFSignatureAppeareanceOptionSpec java docs are available at http://livedocs.adobe.com/livecycle/8.2/programLC/programmer/javadoc/com/adobe/livecycle/s ignatures/client/types/PDFSignatureAppearanceOptionSpec.html
If you want to hide DN information set " isShowDN() = false"
Okay, I officially qualify as a noob. I put this script "PDFSignatureAppearanceOptionSpec.isShowDN() =false" in the layout:ready section of the script using FormCalc, but I'm getting the error message "accessor 'false' is unknown." Could you help me out by showing me an example of how to write the script? Oh, and I'm not sure if the signing is being done on LiveCycle servers, but I don't believe so. Your help is appreciated.
Does anyone know how to remove DN information from a signature field? (Bump)
There are two issues here; 1) How to configure Acrobat\Reader to not display the DN information as part of the signature appearance when you sign, and 2) how to force others to do the same when they sign.
For item 1:
Select the Edit > Preferences (Win) or Acrobat > Preferences (Mac) menu item
Select Security form the Categories listbox
Click the New button in the Appearance group box.
Deselect the Distinguished name checkbox (on any others you want to inhibit)
Give the Custom Signature Appearance a name in the Title edit field, and then click the OK button
For item 2:
How someone wants their signature to appear is a personal preference and the document creator cannot force this particular issue. There are items that can be by the use of a Seed Value, but appearance isn’t one of them. If you are interested on reading up on the use of Seed Values I’d suggest starting here: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/search/index.cfm?loc=en_us&term=Seed+Value&s_pageName=http%3A %2F%2Fwww.adobe.com%2F&s_channel=Adobe+Homepages&siteSection=home