4 Replies Latest reply: May 25, 2012 1:12 PM by heastlund RSS

    Making a PDF Form secure for emailing

    heastlund Community Member

      I have created an enrollment form with LiveCyle.  The employer will send the application to a new employee for them to fill out and they would like it emailed back to them.  I tried the submit button but that doesn't work because while the information they input is received in a .xml file the electronic signature does not transfer which is required.  Can I set it up encrypted so that only the information that is input is encrypted?  I am VERY new to creating forms and using LiveCycle.  Thank you!

        • 1. Re: Making a PDF Form secure for emailing
          kjaeggin Community Member

          What Designer version do you have?

          You can sign, and / or encrypt the data with the email submit button in LC Designer 10.x

          However, it will encrypt the entire dataset, and not just the subset of the data.

          The other option is to send the PDF file, which will retain the digitial signature if that is required. If you chose to submit the PDF, however, the encrypt option will be greyed out, but you can still digitally sign the dataset, or sign the entire submission.

           

          DesignerEmailScreenshot.jpg

           

          Hope that helps.

          KJ

          • 2. Re: Making a PDF Form secure for emailing
            heastlund Community Member

            I have ES8.2

             

            The way I have it set up now the person inputting and signing can email it by going to file and attach as email however I don’t believe this is very secure being they are inputting their personal information.  The people filling out the form will have adobe reader so they will be unable to do a password.  I did try to password protect the form from the beginning but since I am embedding it in to a word document that didn’t work.  I was hoping there would be a way to email securely.

            • 3. Re: Making a PDF Form secure for emailing
              kjaeggin Community Member

              The way I think you are trying it in Reader won't give you want you need. If you want to hide the data in the XML email submission (from email submit button), you need the newer capabilities in Designer 10.x to encrypt the submission. The XML contents will look like this after it is encrypted:

               

              <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

              <xfa:data xmlns:xfa="http://www.xfa.org/schema/xfa-data/1.0/"

              ><EncryptedData xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#" Id="encrypteddata_2" Type="http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#Element"

              ><EncryptionMethod Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#aes256-cbc"

              /><KeyInfo xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#"

              ><EncryptedKey xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#"

              ><EncryptionMethod Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#rsa-1_5"

              /><KeyInfo xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#"

              ><X509Data

              ><X509Certificate

              >MIICRTCCAa6gAwIBAgIKNvzDsAiaeyPYFDANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQUFADBTMREwDwYDVQQDEwhKb2hu

              IERvZTEJMAcGA1UEChMAMQkwBwYDVQQLEwAxGzAZBgkqhkiG9w0BCQEWDGpkb2VAYWJjLmNvbTEL

              MAkGA1UEBhMCVVMwHhcNMTExMTAzMjA1MjAwWhcNMTYxMTAzMjA1MjAwWjBTMREwDwYDVQQDEwhK

              b2huIERvZTEJMAcGA1UEChMAMQkwBwYDVQQLEwAxGzAZBgkqhkiG9w0BCQEWDGpkb2VAYWJjLmNv

              bTELMAkGA1UEBhMCVVMwgZ8wDQYJKoZIhvcNAQEBBQADgY0AMIGJAoGBAL12YAntp+1ZzsNpew5H

              +s5fwLjK3TdiFfMrJuV1jEG2xlvJPOvKujSeR+4iHlBTQbYxkZ5nvhkwQi9KDgeriuMjg/TclkJP

              CD0h//4fnP4tQqTUAZ92r6nMRqFxviEhysETMQl01SGDUlmSjhvWJctPU+krq+wwuwVbPJgU8Iu5

              AgMBAAGjIDAeMA8GCSqGSIb3LwEBCgQCBQAwCwYDVR0PBAQDAgSQMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBBQUAA4GB

              AK+TIhyZZtYtxrVz5lq/zl8mczRnUCsJcapXJhY/oJnN2izALPAYnA4eBr7LBbl1Hf12op+LJuoU

              j5FHhB+eQzKlhqkC/alFwmGdxCBYUfpZKWGBUuuW+00mTCStsmTIaSi/XS6K+Y5+0fqAJ48y56lb

              o/kjbxSjzHWszfeOzafF</X509Certificate

              ></X509Data

              ></KeyInfo

              ><CipherData

              ><CipherValue

              >ADk2Kxut+M84Pi4B1ZC9znKFCz2rAfHYZNZ76fWK/eRE5QMC0NhCnQ5gFfrOLU9Wl/5FOTZMwQab

              F1PjdKaVys0TjOR51HH1A6D/ZUf7baBQ1XnKRW5kQR8xePwwDaRoyBopF8+XeWA6d8yRXvyZdLJa

              Hju2/gUR/M2HArKCtso=</CipherValue

              ></CipherData

              ></EncryptedKey

              ></KeyInfo

              ><CipherData

              ><CipherValue

              >uiKSewcq2Of8cIk7hRnjFmOpTo+XxN6AZM5PyT+k2d1mUuBlbJWxCk37EFiwVHRH5n4oOQkuFFhv

              +jopOPQLbthkdhiDzWHmAJhstaPcbvA=</CipherValue

              ></CipherData

              ><EncryptionProperties

              ><EncryptionProperty xfa:processingRule="replacementContent"

              ><form1

              /></EncryptionProperty

              ></EncryptionProperties

              ></EncryptedData

              ><signatures

              ><Signature xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#" Id="datasignature_2"

              ><SignedInfo

              ><CanonicalizationMethod Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2001/10/xml-exc-c14n#WithComments"

              /><SignatureMethod Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#rsa-sha1"

              /><Reference URI="#idbfea09cc-7f34-11e1-9c29-002710682eb5" Type="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#SignatureProperties"

              ><Transforms

              ><Transform Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2001/10/xml-exc-c14n#WithComments"

              /></Transforms

              ><DigestMethod Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#sha1"

              /><DigestValue

              >O9E5XR6E+tkicSPa6HTZgkE9qhE=</DigestValue

              ></Reference

              ><Reference URI=""

              ><Transforms

              ><Transform Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2002/06/xmldsig-filter2"

              ><XPath xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2002/06/xmldsig-filter2" xmlns:dsig="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#" Filter="intersect"

              >here()/ancestor::dsig:Signature[1]/../..//. |

              here()/ancestor::dsig:Signature[1]/../..//@* |

              here()/ancestor::dsig:Signature[1]/../..//namespace::*</XPath

              ></Transform

              ><Transform Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#enveloped-signature"

              /><Transform Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2001/10/xml-exc-c14n#WithComments"

              /></Transforms

              ><DigestMethod Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#sha1"

              /><DigestValue

              >v9suUKmCN2M3JeTTr2y5/L6ZY64=</DigestValue

              ></Reference

              ></SignedInfo

              ><SignatureValue

              >DYCW4mlxVOr+EmleCo56aohSGw93gtk2Wc5Rb7zlB8ukTSC9lozQM1rGLv4GykpQ+Ln+XhKCzVqv

              Z7jcISv2l+1rWWpBSyhve+szoWSoY90SEtPUwnJMwxeOy6fOyGx5MWCqVj6D308Pcu2dw7r3UMqc

              i6rSWUezvsPjfCBrcW8=</SignatureValue

              ><KeyInfo

              ><X509Data

              ><X509Certificate

              >MIICRTCCAa6gAwIBAgIKNvzDsAiaeyPYFDANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQUFADBTMREwDwYDVQQDEwhKb2hu

              IERvZTEJMAcGA1UEChMAMQkwBwYDVQQLEwAxGzAZBgkqhkiG9w0BCQEWDGpkb2VAYWJjLmNvbTEL

              MAkGA1UEBhMCVVMwHhcNMTExMTAzMjA1MjAwWhcNMTYxMTAzMjA1MjAwWjBTMREwDwYDVQQDEwhK

              b2huIERvZTEJMAcGA1UEChMAMQkwBwYDVQQLEwAxGzAZBgkqhkiG9w0BCQEWDGpkb2VAYWJjLmNv

              bTELMAkGA1UEBhMCVVMwgZ8wDQYJKoZIhvcNAQEBBQADgY0AMIGJAoGBAL12YAntp+1ZzsNpew5H

              +s5fwLjK3TdiFfMrJuV1jEG2xlvJPOvKujSeR+4iHlBTQbYxkZ5nvhkwQi9KDgeriuMjg/TclkJP

              CD0h//4fnP4tQqTUAZ92r6nMRqFxviEhysETMQl01SGDUlmSjhvWJctPU+krq+wwuwVbPJgU8Iu5

              AgMBAAGjIDAeMA8GCSqGSIb3LwEBCgQCBQAwCwYDVR0PBAQDAgSQMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBBQUAA4GB

              AK+TIhyZZtYtxrVz5lq/zl8mczRnUCsJcapXJhY/oJnN2izALPAYnA4eBr7LBbl1Hf12op+LJuoU

              j5FHhB+eQzKlhqkC/alFwmGdxCBYUfpZKWGBUuuW+00mTCStsmTIaSi/XS6K+Y5+0fqAJ48y56lb

              o/kjbxSjzHWszfeOzafF</X509Certificate

              ></X509Data

              ></KeyInfo

              ><Object

              ><SignatureProperties Id="idbfea09cc-7f34-11e1-9c29-002710682eb5"

              ><SignatureProperty Target="datasignature_2"

              ><PROP_Sig xmlns="http://ns.adobe.com/pdf/2006" type="cabinet"

              ><M type="text"

              >D:20120405113353-04'00'</M

              ><Name type="text"

              >John</Name

              ></PROP_Sig

              ></SignatureProperty

              ></SignatureProperties

              ></Object

              ></Signature

              ></signatures

              ></xfa:data

              >

               

              In the Designer version you have (8.2), you only have the capability to sign the data or the entire form, which will not hide its values in the XML file that gets sent.

              • 4. Re: Making a PDF Form secure for emailing
                heastlund Community Member

                I now have access to X Pro.  If the form was created with pro 9, will it be easy to set it up to encrypt via email?  With the personal information they are inputting the form has to be sent secure/encrypted.  Thank you!