Page created: 15 Jul 2020 |
Page updated: 29 Jan 2021
A digital signature is a way to verify the identity of a person or entity who originates an electronic document and ensure that the message has not been altered.
Both SAML, including security token service (STS) tokens, and WS-Federation electronic documents use digital signatures.
Handling a digital signature involves message signing, signature and certificate validation, and signing-policy coordination between connection partners.