Digital Signature Solution for Document Management Systems - The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

  • Cláudio Pereira
  • Luís Barbosa
  • José Martins
  • Jorge Borges
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 746)


The University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), in an effort to streamline processes and reduce bureaucracy, decided to develop and use an in-house document management system to handle processes. However, this practice created additional needs such as the actual digital signing of documents associated with the institution business and administrative processes. This paper explores a solution proposal to this problem, documenting what are its functionalities and how it works. An initial application of the developed solution is also described and analyzed in order to demonstrate the overall adequacy of the proposed artefact and its overall impact to the institution administrative operations.


Digital signature Document management Multi OS UTAD 



This work was developed and financed by Project SAMA Gateway (nº 012627), Programa COMPETE 2020, Portugal 2020.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cláudio Pereira
    • 1
  • Luís Barbosa
    • 1
  • José Martins
    • 1
  • Jorge Borges
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroVila RealPortugal

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