XML Signature

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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.

See also


  • Michael Häusler, Michael Merz, Michel Wichers: Digital Signing with XML . In: iX . No. 6 , 2004, p. 104–109 ( heise.de [accessed July 9, 2019]).

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