VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK v8.6
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    PDF: Use digital signatures in PDF document
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    Digital signature is used for authenticating the identity of a user and the validity of the document contents.
    The SDK allows to:


    Add digital signature to PDF document

    To sign a PDF document using digital signature is necessary to do the following:

    Here is an example, that demonstrates how to sign a PDF document via digital signature:
    ' The project, which uses this code, must have references to the following assemblies:
    ' - Vintasoft.Imaging
    ' - Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf
    
    ''' <summary>
    ''' Signs a PDF or PDF/A document using specified certificate.
    ''' </summary>
    ''' <param name="inputFilename">The filename of input PDF document.</param>
    ''' <param name="outputFilename">The filename of output PDF document.</param>
    ''' <param name="certificate">The certificate that should be used
    ''' for signing the input PDF document.</param>
    Public Shared Sub SignDocument(inputFilename As String, outputFilename As String, certificate As System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate2, conformance As Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.PdfDocumentConformance)
        Dim converter As Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Processing.PdfDocumentConverter = Nothing
        ' if PDF document conformance is specified
        If conformance <> Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.PdfDocumentConformance.Undefined Then
            ' create PDF document converter
            converter = Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Processing.PdfDocumentConverter.Create(conformance)
            ' if PDF document converter is not found
            If converter Is Nothing Then
                Dim message As String = String.Format("Unsupported {0} conformance.", conformance)
                Throw New System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException(message)
            End If
        End If
    
        ' open PDF document
        Using document As New Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.PdfDocument(inputFilename)
            ' if PDF document does not have interactive form
            If document.InteractiveForm Is Nothing Then
                ' create the interactive form in document
                document.InteractiveForm = New Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfDocumentInteractiveForm(document)
            End If
    
            ' specify that document contains signatures
            document.InteractiveForm.SignatureFlags = Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfDocumentSignatureFlags.SignaturesExist Or Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfDocumentSignatureFlags.AppendOnly
    
            ' specify that the viewer application must NOT construct appearance streams and
            ' appearance properties for widget annotations in the document
            document.InteractiveForm.NeedAppearances = False
    
            ' PDF page on which signature will be placed
            Dim page As Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.PdfPage = document.Pages(0)
    
            ' calculate the signature field rectangle (field will be placed in the center of page)
            Dim signatureRect As New System.Drawing.RectangleF()
            signatureRect.Width = page.MediaBox.Width / 5
            signatureRect.Height = signatureRect.Width / 3
            signatureRect.X = page.MediaBox.X + (page.MediaBox.Width - signatureRect.Width) / 2
            signatureRect.Y = page.MediaBox.Y + (page.MediaBox.Height - signatureRect.Height) / 2
    
    
            ' create PKCS#7 signature
            Dim signature As Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.DigitalSignatures.PdfPkcsSignature = Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.DigitalSignatures.PdfPkcsSignature.CreatePkcs7Signature(certificate)
    
            ' create signature info
            Dim signatureInfo As New Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.DigitalSignatures.PdfSignatureInformation(document, signature)
            signatureInfo.SignerName = certificate.GetNameInfo(System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509NameType.SimpleName, False)
            signatureInfo.Reason = "Test signing"
            signatureInfo.Location = System.Globalization.CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.EnglishName
            signatureInfo.SigningTime = System.DateTime.Now
    
            ' create the signature field
            Dim signatureField As New Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfInteractiveFormSignatureField(document, "MySignature1", signatureRect)
    
            ' set the signature information
            signatureField.SignatureInfo = signatureInfo
    
            ' create the signature appearance
            Using g As Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Drawing.PdfGraphics = signatureField.CreateAppearanceGraphics()
                ' signature text
                Dim signatureText As String = String.Format("Digitally signed by" & vbLf & "{0}", signatureInfo.SignerName)
    
                ' signature appearance rect
                Dim rect As New System.Drawing.RectangleF(System.Drawing.PointF.Empty, signatureField.Annotation.Rectangle.Size)
    
                ' draw background
                g.FillRectangle(New Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Drawing.PdfBrush(System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(255, System.Drawing.Color.Lime)), rect)
    
                ' padding
                rect.Inflate(-rect.Height / 10, -rect.Height / 10)
    
                ' create TimesRoman font
                Dim font As Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.Fonts.PdfFont = document.FontManager.GetStandardFont(Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.Fonts.PdfStandardFontType.TimesRoman)
    
                ' measure font size
                Dim fontSize As Single = g.MeasureFontSize(signatureText, font, rect.Width, rect.Height)
    
                ' draw signture text
                g.DrawString(signatureText, font, fontSize, New Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Drawing.PdfBrush(System.Drawing.Color.Black), rect, Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Drawing.PdfContentAlignment.Center, _
                    False)
            End Using
    
            ' add signature field to the interactive form of document
            document.InteractiveForm.Fields.Add(signatureField)
    
            ' if PDF page does not have annotations
            If page.Annotations Is Nothing Then
                ' create an empty annotation collection for page
                page.Annotations = New Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.Annotations.PdfAnnotationList(document)
            End If
            ' add widget annotation of signature field to the annotation collection of page
            page.Annotations.Add(signatureField.Annotation)
    
            ' if PDF document can be converted
            If converter Is Nothing Then
                If inputFilename = outputFilename Then
                    ' sign PDF document and save changes in PDF document
                    document.SaveChanges()
                Else
                    ' sign PDF document and save PDF document to the output file
                    document.Save(outputFilename)
                End If
            Else
                If inputFilename <> outputFilename Then
                    Dim pdfAConverter As Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Processing.PdfA.PdfAConverter = DirectCast(converter, Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Processing.PdfA.PdfAConverter)
                    pdfAConverter.OutputFilename = outputFilename
                End If
    
                ' sign and convert PDF document
                converter.Convert(document)
            End If
        End Using
    End Sub
                  
    
    // The project, which uses this code, must have references to the following assemblies:
    // - Vintasoft.Imaging
    // - Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf
    
    /// <summary>
    /// Signs a PDF or PDF/A document using specified certificate.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="inputFilename">The filename of input PDF document.</param>
    /// <param name="outputFilename">The filename of output PDF document.</param>
    /// <param name="certificate">The certificate that should be used
    /// for signing the input PDF document.</param>
    public static void SignDocument(
        string inputFilename,
        string outputFilename,
        System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate2 certificate,
        Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.PdfDocumentConformance conformance)
    {
        Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Processing.PdfDocumentConverter converter = null;
        // if PDF document conformance is specified
        if (conformance != Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.PdfDocumentConformance.Undefined)
        {
            // create PDF document converter
            converter = Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Processing.PdfDocumentConverter.Create(conformance);
            // if PDF document converter is not found
            if (converter == null)
            {
                string message = string.Format("Unsupported {0} conformance.", conformance);
                throw new System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException(message);
            }
        }
    
        // open PDF document
        using (Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.PdfDocument document = new Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.PdfDocument(inputFilename))
        {
            // if PDF document does not have interactive form
            if (document.InteractiveForm == null)
            {
                // create the interactive form in document
                document.InteractiveForm = new Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfDocumentInteractiveForm(document);
            }
    
            // specify that document contains signatures
            document.InteractiveForm.SignatureFlags =
                Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfDocumentSignatureFlags.SignaturesExist | 
                Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfDocumentSignatureFlags.AppendOnly;
    
            // specify that the viewer application must NOT construct appearance streams and
            // appearance properties for widget annotations in the document
            document.InteractiveForm.NeedAppearances = false;
    
            // PDF page on which signature will be placed
            Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.PdfPage page = document.Pages[0];
    
            // calculate the signature field rectangle (field will be placed in the center of page)
            System.Drawing.RectangleF signatureRect = new System.Drawing.RectangleF();
            signatureRect.Width = page.MediaBox.Width / 5;
            signatureRect.Height = signatureRect.Width / 3;
            signatureRect.X = page.MediaBox.X + (page.MediaBox.Width - signatureRect.Width) / 2;
            signatureRect.Y = page.MediaBox.Y + (page.MediaBox.Height - signatureRect.Height) / 2;
    
    
            // create PKCS#7 signature
            Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.DigitalSignatures.PdfPkcsSignature signature = 
                Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.DigitalSignatures.PdfPkcsSignature.CreatePkcs7Signature(certificate);
    
            // create signature info
            Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.DigitalSignatures.PdfSignatureInformation signatureInfo = 
                new Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.DigitalSignatures.PdfSignatureInformation(document, signature);
            signatureInfo.SignerName = certificate.GetNameInfo(
                System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509NameType.SimpleName, false);
            signatureInfo.Reason = "Test signing";
            signatureInfo.Location = System.Globalization.CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.EnglishName;
            signatureInfo.SigningTime = System.DateTime.Now;
    
            // create the signature field
            Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfInteractiveFormSignatureField signatureField =
                new Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfInteractiveFormSignatureField(document, "MySignature1", signatureRect);
    
            // set the signature information
            signatureField.SignatureInfo = signatureInfo;
    
            // create the signature appearance
            using (Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Drawing.PdfGraphics g = signatureField.CreateAppearanceGraphics())
            {
                // signature text
                string signatureText = string.Format("Digitally signed by\n{0}",
                    signatureInfo.SignerName);
    
                // signature appearance rect
                System.Drawing.RectangleF rect = new System.Drawing.RectangleF(
                    System.Drawing.PointF.Empty,
                    signatureField.Annotation.Rectangle.Size);
    
                // draw background
                g.FillRectangle(new Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Drawing.PdfBrush(
                    System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(255, System.Drawing.Color.Lime)), rect);
    
                // padding
                rect.Inflate(-rect.Height / 10, -rect.Height / 10);
    
                // create TimesRoman font
                Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.Fonts.PdfFont font = document.FontManager.GetStandardFont(
                    Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.Fonts.PdfStandardFontType.TimesRoman);
    
                // measure font size
                float fontSize = g.MeasureFontSize(signatureText, font, rect.Width, rect.Height);
    
                // draw signture text
                g.DrawString(
                    signatureText,
                    font, fontSize, new Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Drawing.PdfBrush(System.Drawing.Color.Black),
                    rect, Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Drawing.PdfContentAlignment.Center, false);
            }
    
            // add signature field to the interactive form of document
            document.InteractiveForm.Fields.Add(signatureField);
    
            // if PDF page does not have annotations
            if (page.Annotations == null)
                // create an empty annotation collection for page
                page.Annotations = new Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.Annotations.PdfAnnotationList(document);
            // add widget annotation of signature field to the annotation collection of page
            page.Annotations.Add(signatureField.Annotation);
    
            // if PDF document can be converted
            if (converter == null)
            {
                if (inputFilename == outputFilename)
                {
                    // sign PDF document and save changes in PDF document
                    document.SaveChanges();
                }
                else
                {
                    // sign PDF document and save PDF document to the output file
                    document.Save(outputFilename);
                }
            }
            else
            {
                if (inputFilename != outputFilename)
                {
                    Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Processing.PdfA.PdfAConverter pdfAConverter = 
                        (Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Processing.PdfA.PdfAConverter)converter;
                    pdfAConverter.OutputFilename = outputFilename;
                }
    
                // sign and convert PDF document
                converter.Convert(document);
            }
        }
    }
                    
    


    Verify digital signature

    To verify the signature of PDF document is necessary to do the following:

    Here is an example, that demonstrates how to check whether signature of PDF document is authentic:
    ' The project, which uses this code, must have references to the following assemblies:
    ' - Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf
    
    ''' <summary>
    ''' Displays and verifies signatures of PDF document.
    ''' </summary>
    ''' <param name="pdfFilename">The filename of PDF document.</param>
    Public Shared Sub VerifyDocumentSignatures(pdfFilename As String)
        ' open PDF document
        Using document As New Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.PdfDocument(pdfFilename)
            ' if document does not have interactive form
            If document.InteractiveForm Is Nothing Then
                System.Console.WriteLine("Signature fields are not found.")
                Return
            End If
    
            ' get an array of signature fields of document
            Dim signatureFields As Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfInteractiveFormSignatureField() = document.InteractiveForm.GetSignatureFields()
            ' if document does not have signature fields
            If signatureFields.Length = 0 Then
                System.Console.WriteLine("Signture fields are not found.")
                Return
            End If
    
            ' for each signature field
            For i As Integer = 0 To signatureFields.Length - 1
                ' get reference to the signature field
                Dim signatureField As Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfInteractiveFormSignatureField = signatureFields(i)
                ' print signature field name
                System.Console.WriteLine(String.Format("[{0}]Signaure field: {1}", i + 1, signatureField.FullyQualifiedName))
    
                ' get information about signature
                Dim signatureInfo As Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.DigitalSignatures.PdfSignatureInformation = signatureField.SignatureInfo
                ' if signature information is empty
                If signatureInfo Is Nothing Then
                    System.Console.WriteLine("Empty signature field.")
                Else
                    ' if signature information is NOT empty
                    ' print signature filter
                    System.Console.WriteLine(String.Format("Filter      : {0} ({1})", signatureInfo.Filter, signatureInfo.SubFilter))
                    ' print the signer name
                    If signatureInfo.SignerName IsNot Nothing Then
                        System.Console.WriteLine(String.Format("Signed by   : {0}", signatureInfo.SignerName))
                    End If
                    ' print the signature reason
                    If signatureInfo.Reason IsNot Nothing Then
                        System.Console.WriteLine(String.Format("Reason      : {0}", signatureInfo.Reason))
                    End If
                    ' print the signature location
                    If signatureInfo.Location IsNot Nothing Then
                        System.Console.WriteLine(String.Format("Location    : {0}", signatureInfo.Location))
                    End If
                    ' print the signer contact info
                    If signatureInfo.ContactInfo IsNot Nothing Then
                        System.Console.WriteLine(String.Format("Contact Info: {0}", signatureInfo.SignerName))
                    End If
                    ' print the signing date
                    If signatureInfo.SigningTime <> System.DateTime.MinValue Then
                        System.Console.WriteLine(String.Format("Signig Date : {0}", signatureInfo.SigningTime.ToString("f")))
                    End If
    
                    ' get PKCS signature
                    Dim [error] As Boolean = False
                    Dim signature As Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.DigitalSignatures.PdfPkcsSignature = Nothing
                    Try
                        signature = signatureInfo.GetSignature()
                    Catch e As System.Exception
                        [error] = True
                        System.Console.WriteLine("PKCS signature parsing error: {0}", e.Message)
                    End Try
                    If [error] Then
                        Continue For
                    End If
    
                    ' print name of signature algorithm
                    System.Console.WriteLine(String.Format("Algorithm   : {0}", signature.SignatureAlgorithmName))
    
                    ' print information about signature certificate chain
                    System.Console.WriteLine("Sign certificate chain:")
                    Dim signCertChain As System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate2() = signature.SigningCertificateChain
                    Dim padding As String = ""
                    For Each cert As System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate2 In signCertChain
                        padding += "    "
                        System.Console.WriteLine("{0}Serial number: {1}", padding, cert.SerialNumber)
                        System.Console.WriteLine("{0}Issuer       : {1}", padding, cert.GetNameInfo(System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509NameType.SimpleName, True))
                        System.Console.WriteLine("{0}Subject      : {1}", padding, cert.GetNameInfo(System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509NameType.SimpleName, False))
                    Next
    
    
                    ' verify digital signature
                    VerifyDigitalSignature(signatureInfo, signature)
                End If
                System.Console.WriteLine()
            Next
        End Using
    End Sub
    
    ''' <summary>
    ''' Verifies the digital signature.
    ''' </summary>
    ''' <param name="signature">The signature.</param>
    ''' <param name="signatureInfo">The signature information.</param>
    ''' <returns>true if signature is valid; otherwise, false.</returns>
    Public Shared Function VerifyDigitalSignature(signatureInfo As Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.DigitalSignatures.PdfSignatureInformation, signature As Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.DigitalSignatures.PdfPkcsSignature) As Boolean
        System.Console.WriteLine("Verifying signature...")
    
        Dim signatureVerifyResult As Boolean = False
        Dim certificateVerifyResult As Boolean = False
        Dim signatureCoversWholeDocument As Boolean = False
        Dim chain As System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Chain = Nothing
    
    
        ' verify signature
    
        Try
            ' check that signature covers the whole document
            signatureCoversWholeDocument = signatureInfo.SignatureCoversWholeDocument()
    
            ' verify PKCS signature
            signatureVerifyResult = signature.Verify()
    
            ' build and verify certificate chain
            Dim certificate As System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate2 = signature.SigningCertificate
            chain = New System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Chain()
            certificateVerifyResult = chain.Build(certificate)
        Catch verificationException As System.Exception
            System.Console.WriteLine("Verification failed: {0}", verificationException.Message)
            Return False
        End Try
    
    
        ' print signature verification result
    
        ' if PKCS signature verification is failed OR
        ' signature does not cover the whole document
        If Not signatureVerifyResult OrElse Not signatureCoversWholeDocument Then
            System.Console.WriteLine("Signature is INVALID.")
        ' if certificate verification is failed
        ElseIf Not certificateVerifyResult Then
            System.Console.WriteLine("Signature validity is UNKNOWN.")
        Else
            System.Console.WriteLine("Signature is VALID.")
        End If
    
    
        ' print signature verification details
    
        ' if signature verification is successful
        If signatureVerifyResult Then
            ' if signature covers the whole document
            If signatureCoversWholeDocument Then
                System.Console.WriteLine("    Signature verification: Document has not been modified since this signature was applied.")
            Else
                ' if signature does NOT cover the whole document
                System.Console.WriteLine("    Signature verification: The revision of the document that was covered by this signature has not been altered; however, there have been subsequent changes to the document.")
            End If
        Else
            ' if signature verification is NOT successful
            System.Console.WriteLine("    Signature verification: Document has been modified or corrupted since it was signed.")
        End If
    
    
        ' print certeficate verification details
    
        ' if certificate chain is present
        If chain IsNot Nothing Then
            ' if certificate verification is successful
            If certificateVerifyResult Then
                System.Console.WriteLine("    Certificate verification: Signer's certificate is valid.")
            Else
                ' if certificate verification is NOT successful
                ' print certificate verification status
                System.Console.WriteLine("    Certificate verification: Signer's certificate is invalid:")
                For Each status As System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509ChainStatus In chain.ChainStatus
                    System.Console.Write(String.Format("        {0}: {1}", status.Status, status.StatusInformation))
                Next
            End If
        End If
    
        Return signatureVerifyResult AndAlso signatureCoversWholeDocument AndAlso certificateVerifyResult
    End Function
                  
    
    // The project, which uses this code, must have references to the following assemblies:
    // - Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf
    
    /// <summary>
    /// Displays and verifies signatures of PDF document.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="pdfFilename">The filename of PDF document.</param>
    public static void VerifyDocumentSignatures(string pdfFilename)
    {
        // open PDF document
        using (Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.PdfDocument document = 
            new Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.PdfDocument(pdfFilename))
        {
            // if document does not have interactive form
            if (document.InteractiveForm == null)
            {
                System.Console.WriteLine("Signature fields are not found.");
                return;
            }
    
            // get an array of signature fields of document
            Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfInteractiveFormSignatureField[] signatureFields =
                document.InteractiveForm.GetSignatureFields();
            // if document does not have signature fields
            if (signatureFields.Length == 0)
            {
                System.Console.WriteLine("Signture fields are not found.");
                return;
            }
    
            // for each signature field
            for (int i = 0; i < signatureFields.Length; i++)
            {
                // get reference to the signature field
                Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfInteractiveFormSignatureField signatureField = signatureFields[i];
                // print signature field name
                System.Console.WriteLine(string.Format("[{0}]Signaure field: {1}", i + 1, signatureField.FullyQualifiedName));
    
                // get information about signature
                Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.DigitalSignatures.PdfSignatureInformation signatureInfo = signatureField.SignatureInfo;
                // if signature information is empty
                if (signatureInfo == null)
                {
                    System.Console.WriteLine("Empty signature field.");
                }
                // if signature information is NOT empty
                else
                {
                    // print signature filter
                    System.Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Filter      : {0} ({1})", signatureInfo.Filter, signatureInfo.SubFilter));
                    // print the signer name
                    if (signatureInfo.SignerName != null)
                        System.Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Signed by   : {0}", signatureInfo.SignerName));
                    // print the signature reason
                    if (signatureInfo.Reason != null)
                        System.Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Reason      : {0}", signatureInfo.Reason));
                    // print the signature location
                    if (signatureInfo.Location != null)
                        System.Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Location    : {0}", signatureInfo.Location));
                    // print the signer contact info
                    if (signatureInfo.ContactInfo != null)
                        System.Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Contact Info: {0}", signatureInfo.SignerName));
                    // print the signing date
                    if (signatureInfo.SigningTime != System.DateTime.MinValue)
                        System.Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Signig Date : {0}", signatureInfo.SigningTime.ToString("f")));
    
                    // get PKCS signature
                    bool error = false;
                    Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.DigitalSignatures.PdfPkcsSignature signature = null;
                    try
                    {
                        signature = signatureInfo.GetSignature();
                    }
                    catch (System.Exception e)
                    {
                        error = true;
                        System.Console.WriteLine("PKCS signature parsing error: {0}", e.Message);
                    }
                    if (error)
                        continue;
    
                    // print name of signature algorithm
                    System.Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Algorithm   : {0}", signature.SignatureAlgorithmName));
    
                    // print information about signature certificate chain
                    System.Console.WriteLine("Sign certificate chain:");
                    System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate2[] signCertChain = 
                        signature.SigningCertificateChain;
                    string padding = "";
                    foreach (System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate2 cert in signCertChain)
                    {
                        padding += "    ";
                        System.Console.WriteLine("{0}Serial number: {1}", padding, cert.SerialNumber);
                        System.Console.WriteLine("{0}Issuer       : {1}", padding, cert.GetNameInfo(
                            System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509NameType.SimpleName, true));
                        System.Console.WriteLine("{0}Subject      : {1}", padding, cert.GetNameInfo(
                            System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509NameType.SimpleName, false));
                    }
    
    
                    // verify digital signature
                    VerifyDigitalSignature(signatureInfo, signature);
                }
                System.Console.WriteLine();
            }
        }
    }
    
    /// <summary>
    /// Verifies the digital signature.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="signature">The signature.</param>
    /// <param name="signatureInfo">The signature information.</param>
    /// <returns>true if signature is valid; otherwise, false.</returns>
    public static bool VerifyDigitalSignature(
        Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.DigitalSignatures.PdfSignatureInformation signatureInfo,
        Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.DigitalSignatures.PdfPkcsSignature signature)
    {
        System.Console.WriteLine("Verifying signature...");
    
        bool signatureVerifyResult = false;
        bool certificateVerifyResult = false;
        bool signatureCoversWholeDocument = false;
        System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Chain chain = null;
    
    
        // verify signature
    
        try
        {
            // check that signature covers the whole document
            signatureCoversWholeDocument = signatureInfo.SignatureCoversWholeDocument();
    
            // verify PKCS signature
            signatureVerifyResult = signature.Verify();
    
            // build and verify certificate chain
            System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate2 certificate = signature.SigningCertificate;
            chain = new System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Chain();
            certificateVerifyResult = chain.Build(certificate);
        }
        catch (System.Exception verificationException)
        {
            System.Console.WriteLine("Verification failed: {0}", verificationException.Message);
            return false;
        }
    
    
        // print signature verification result
    
        // if PKCS signature verification is failed OR
        // signature does not cover the whole document
        if (!signatureVerifyResult || !signatureCoversWholeDocument)
            System.Console.WriteLine("Signature is INVALID.");
        // if certificate verification is failed
        else if (!certificateVerifyResult)
            System.Console.WriteLine("Signature validity is UNKNOWN.");
        else
            System.Console.WriteLine("Signature is VALID.");
    
    
        // print signature verification details
    
        // if signature verification is successful
        if (signatureVerifyResult)
        {
            // if signature covers the whole document
            if (signatureCoversWholeDocument)
                System.Console.WriteLine("    Signature verification: Document has not been modified since this signature was applied.");
            // if signature does NOT cover the whole document
            else
                System.Console.WriteLine("    Signature verification: The revision of the document that was covered by this signature has not been altered; however, there have been subsequent changes to the document.");
        }
        // if signature verification is NOT successful
        else
        {
            System.Console.WriteLine("    Signature verification: Document has been modified or corrupted since it was signed.");
        }
    
    
        // print certeficate verification details
    
        // if certificate chain is present
        if (chain != null)
        {
            // if certificate verification is successful
            if (certificateVerifyResult)
            {
                System.Console.WriteLine("    Certificate verification: Signer's certificate is valid.");
            }
            // if certificate verification is NOT successful
            else
            {
                // print certificate verification status
                System.Console.WriteLine("    Certificate verification: Signer's certificate is invalid:");
                foreach (System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509ChainStatus status in chain.ChainStatus)
                    System.Console.Write(string.Format("        {0}: {1}", status.Status, status.StatusInformation));
            }
        }
    
        return signatureVerifyResult && signatureCoversWholeDocument && certificateVerifyResult;
    }
                    
    


    IMPORTANT! Certificate verification will be performed successfully only if certificate is added to the list of trusted root certificates of current Windows user. You can read more on how to manage trusted root certificates here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754841.aspx.


    Remove digital signature from PDF document

    To remove the signature from PDF document is necessary to do the following:

    Here is an example, that demonstrates how to remove a signature from PDF document:
    ' The project, which uses this code, must have references to the following assemblies:
    ' - Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf
    
    ''' <summary>
    ''' Removes all digital signatures from PDF document.
    ''' </summary>
    ''' <param name="pdfFilename">The filename of PDF document.</param>
    Public Shared Sub RemoveDigitalSignaturesFromPdfDocument(pdfFilename As String)
        ' open PDF document
        Using document As New Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.PdfDocument(pdfFilename)
            ' if PDF document has PDF interactive form
            If document.InteractiveForm IsNot Nothing Then
                ' get reference to the interactive form of PDF document
                Dim form As Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfDocumentInteractiveForm = document.InteractiveForm
    
                ' get all signature fields of PDF document
                Dim signatureFields As Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfInteractiveFormSignatureField() = form.GetSignatureFields()
    
                ' for each signature fields
                For Each field As Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfInteractiveFormField In signatureFields
                    ' remove signature field
                    field.Remove()
                Next
    
                ' pack PDF document
                document.Pack()
            End If
        End Using
    End Sub
                  
    
    // The project, which uses this code, must have references to the following assemblies:
    // - Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf
    
    /// <summary>
    /// Removes all digital signatures from PDF document.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="pdfFilename">The filename of PDF document.</param>
    public static void RemoveDigitalSignaturesFromPdfDocument(string pdfFilename)
    {
        // open PDF document
        using (Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.PdfDocument document = 
            new Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.PdfDocument(pdfFilename))
        {
            // if PDF document has PDF interactive form
            if (document.InteractiveForm != null)
            {
                // get reference to the interactive form of PDF document
                Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfDocumentInteractiveForm form = 
                    document.InteractiveForm;
    
                // get all signature fields of PDF document
                Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfInteractiveFormSignatureField[] signatureFields = 
                    form.GetSignatureFields();
    
                // for each signature fields
                foreach (Vintasoft.Imaging.Pdf.Tree.InteractiveForms.PdfInteractiveFormField field in signatureFields)
                {
                    // remove signature field
                    field.Remove();
                }
    
                // pack PDF document
                document.Pack();
            }
        }
    }