The paper presents the technology curves in developing a digital signature solution for the web environment. The solution enables a user to perform an electronic version of a digital signature using web extension technologies. On the quest for data integrity and authenticity, data is digitally signed, and a digital signature is generated with the assistance of software or hardware-based token on a web browser. The technology curves identified are (1) web extensions survivability and advancement, (2) web browsers compatibility, and (3) digital certificates issuance. The paper explains how these technology curves have impacted the decision on the architecture and design of the solution during the development and deployment. In the final, a digital signature ecosystem which is based on a client and server technology is successfully released, which includes a web script to simplify the digital signature as a service.

Published in: Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2018)

  • Date of Conference: 10-13 December 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/ICITST.WorldCIS.WCST.WCICSS.2018.0007
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-94-0
  • Conference Location: University of Cambridge, Churchill College