The XML signature ( XML-Sig , also XML-DSig , XMLDsig ) is a specification to be able to use existing digital signatures in XML notation. It is used in many advanced web standards such as SOAP , SAML or the German online banking system FinTS .
With XML signatures data each type to be signed, unless they have been embedded in the XML document signature or a URL can be addressed - the former is a signature enveloped , the latter as detached (detached) signature referred.
- Michael Häusler, Michael Merz, Michel Wichers: Digital Signing with XML . In: iX . No. 6 , 2004, p. 104–109 ( heise.de [accessed July 9, 2019]).
Norms and standards
- XML Signature Syntax and Processing (W3C, English). The current version is 1.1 from 2013.
- Introduction to XML signatures (english)