PDF Digital Signatures/Verification Finally Coming To Open-Source Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 22 October 2015 at 08:57 AM EDT. 8 Comments
The Poppler PDF rendering library that's widely used by Linux programs like GNOME's Evince, LibreOffice, Inkscape, Okular, and countless other programs for PDF handling, is finally nearing support for full digital signatures and verification support.

Since 2008 has been this open bug report for Poppler to support digital signatures within PDF documents. A Phoronix reader pointed out to us this morning that the work is nearly complete.

The bug report remains active with various details still being worked out, but over in this Git branch is now PDF signature handling support in its current work-in-progress design. Hopefully it won't be too much longer now before that Git branch is merged into master so Poppler officially has PDF signature handling support.
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