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eSignature Documentation

Digital Signature Services (DSS)

Roadmap and previous releases


Current version

VersionRelease dateFeatures

v5.5


September 2019


This release mainly brings :

  • The implementation of the ETSI Validation Report
  • The support of Java 12 (multi-release jars)
  • Webservice which allows to validate certificates.

Upcoming releases

VersionRelease dateFeatures
v5.5.1TBD


Past releases

VersionRelease dateFeatures
v5.5.RC1August 2019
v5.4.3August 2019
v5.4 January 2019
v5.4.RC1 October 2018
  • Augmentation of signatures with invalid time-stamps, archive-time-stamps and revoked certificates
  • Upgrade to Java 8 or 9
  • Certify documents
  • Add support of KeyHash in OCSP Responses
v5.3.2 October 2018
  • Following a security assessment from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, we are delivering security patches for DSS versions 5.2 and 5.3
v5.3.1 July 2018
  • Certificate validation
  • content-timestamps generation
  • SHA-3 support
  • non-EU trusted list(s) support
  • integration of the last version of MOCCA
v5.3 May 2018
  • Certificate validation
  • content-timestamps generation
  • SHA-3 support
  • non-EU trusted list(s) support
  • integration of the last version of MOCCA
v5.3.RC1 April 2018
  • Certificate validation
  • content-timestamps generation
  • SHA-3 support
  • non-EU trusted list(s) support
  • integration of the last version of MOCCA
v5.2.1 October 2018Following a security assessment from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, we are delivering security patches for DSS versions 5.2 and 5.3
v5.2 December 2017
  • Qualification matrix guidelines and documentation
  • Improvements regarding visual representation of a signature
  • Alternative packaging: Image docker / spring-boot

v5.2.RC2

December 2017


v5.2.RC1 September 2017

This release candidate comes with 2 main improvements:

  • CRL streaming, the demo won’t use the X509CRL java object by default (it can be changed). With some signatures, we had large CRLs (+60Mo in Estonia) and that could cause memory issues.
  • RSASSA-PSS support, I received some requests to support these algorithms :
    • SHA1withRSAandMGF1 
    • SHA224withRSAandMGF1
    • SHA256withRSAandMGF1
    • SHA384withRSAandMGF1
    • SHA512withRSAandMGF1
v5.1 September 2017
v5.1.RC1 June 2017
v5.0 April 2017
  • Refactoring of ASiC format handling, following the ETSI ASiC Plugtest
  • Signature of multiple files (ASiC and XAdES)
  • Integration of the Qualification matrix as described in draft ETSI 119 172-4, for supporting signatures before and after 01/07/2016 (eIDAS entry into force)
  • Migration to PDFBox 2 for handling PDFs
v5.0.RC1 January 2017
  • Complete refactoring of the ASiC part (creation, extension and validation)
  • Compliance to eIDAS regulation.
v4.7 October 2016
v4.7.RC2 September 2016
v.4.7.RC1 June 2016A XAdES PlugTest is planned in October / November 2015. Remaining changes resulting from this PlugTest and not included in v4.6 may be included in this release.

An eSignature Validation PlugTest is planned in April 2016. Depending on the actual timeframe, impacts from this PlugTest may be included in this release, and the release of DSS 4.7 will be postponed accordingly.

Other potential improvements and features:

  • Extension of signature validation policy support
  • CAdES attribute certificates
  • CRL in multiple parts
  • Distributed timestamps method
  • Support of cross-certification in path building
v4.6 *08.03.2016

Based on standards:

  • Signature formats when creating a signature: baseline profiles ETSI TS 103 171, 103 172, 103 173, and 103 174
  • Signature formats when validating a signature: baseline profiles, and core specs ETSI TS 101 903, 101 733, 102 778 and 102 918
  • Signature validation process ETSI TS 102 853

Improvements in packaging and core functionalities:

  • CAdES optimisation, CAdES multiple Signer Information. A CAdES PlugTest is occurring in June and July 2015. Changes resulting from this PlugTest will be included in this release. CAdES countersignature will not be supported.
  • Impacts from XAdES PlugTest of October 2015
  • Processing of large files
  • Further refactoring of demo applet (size, validation policy editor)
  • SOAP and REST Web Services
  • Standalone demo application
v4.6.RC218.01.2016-
v4.6.RC1 02.11.2016-
v4.5.0 25.09.2015-
v4.5.0.RC2 18.08.2015-
v4.5.0.RC1 01.07.2015-
v4.4.0 25.06.2015-
v4.4.RC2 20.04.2015-
v4.4.RC1 05.03.2015-
...

* October 2015: Implementing Acts Art. 27 & 37 (eSig formats)

The main purpose of this milestone is to align DSS on the Implementing Acts of Art. 27, 37 of eIDAS published in September 2015.

Please note that, as these Implementing Acts published in September 2015 will first designate the “former standards” (baseline profiles ETSI TS 103 171, 103 172, 103 173, and 103 174) and not the upcoming ETSI EN 319 1x2, it was decided to rename this release as DSS 4.6 and not DSS 5.0. The major version DSS 5.0 will be used when these Implementing Acts will be modified in 2016 to point to ETSI EN 319 1x2.