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Adobe Approved Trust List

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What is the Adobe Approved Trust List?

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The Adobe Approved Trust List (AATL) is an integral component of the Adobe Document Cloud ecosystem, designed to enhance trust and security in digital document workflows. The AATL comprises trusted certificate authorities (CAs) that issue digital certificates utilized to sign and certify documents in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. This article will delve into the purpose and benefits of the AATL, the process of adding certificate authorities to the list, and its implications for end-users.

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Is RevOps compliant with the Adobe Approved Trust List?

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RevOps understands the importance of complying with the Adobe Approved Trust List (AATL) to ensure the highest level of trust and security for its users. By partnering with certificate authorities featured on the AATL, RevOps guarantees that the digital signatures and certificates used in its document workflows are issued by reputable and reliable sources. This compliance not only streamlines the verification process for end-users but also fosters confidence in the authenticity and integrity of documents exchanged within the platform. As a result, RevOps.io users can focus on driving revenue growth and operational efficiency, knowing that their sensitive data is safeguarded by industry-leading security standards.
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RevOps complies with the standards of the
Cloud Signature Consortium

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Understanding the Adobe Approved Trust List

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The AATL is a curated list of certificate authorities that meet Adobe's stringent security requirements. The list ensures that end-users can trust digital signatures and certificates embedded in PDF documents. By using digital certificates issued by CAs on the AATL, document creators and signers can guarantee the authenticity and integrity of their electronic documents, while recipients can easily verify the origin and content of these documents.

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The Purpose and Benefits of AATL

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  1. Enhanced Trust: With the AATL, users can trust that the digital signatures and certificates used in their document workflows come from a reliable source, ensuring that they can securely exchange sensitive information with confidence.
  2. Streamlined Validation: Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader automatically validate digital signatures and certificates from the AATL, simplifying the verification process for end-users.
  3. International Recognition: The AATL includes certificate authorities from around the world, enabling users to create and exchange digitally signed documents across borders without encountering trust issues.
  4. Compliance with Industry Standards: The AATL adheres to industry standards, such as the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and the Adobe Approved Trust List framework, ensuring compatibility and interoperability with other systems.

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Adding Certificate Authorities to the AATL

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To be included in the AATL, a certificate authority must undergo a comprehensive evaluation process by Adobe. This process includes:

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  1. Meeting Adobe's Security Standards: The CA must demonstrate adherence to security policies and procedures that meet Adobe's requirements, including regular audits, a secure infrastructure, and robust key management practices.
  2. Compliance with Industry Standards: The CA must comply with industry standards, such as the WebTrust for CAs or ETSI TS 102 042, and be audited by an accredited third-party auditor.
  3. Supporting Required Certificate Extensions: The CA must issue digital certificates that contain specific extensions required by Adobe, such as the Adobe.PPKLite and Adobe_CDS extensions.
  4. Signing the AATL Participation Agreement: The CA must sign an agreement with Adobe, agreeing to adhere to the program's rules and requirements.

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What are the benefits of AATL?

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The Adobe Approved Trust List offers numerous benefits to end-users, including:

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  1. Increased Confidence: Users can trust the authenticity and integrity of digitally signed documents, knowing that the digital certificates used are issued by reputable certificate authorities on the AATL.
  2. Simplified Verification: Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader automatically validate digital signatures and certificates from the AATL, eliminating the need for users to manually verify the trustworthiness of a certificate.
  3. Cross-Border Trust: The inclusion of international certificate authorities in the AATL allows for the seamless exchange of digitally signed documents across different countries.

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The Adobe Approved Trust List plays a critical role in ensuring trust and security in digital document workflows. By maintaining a list of reputable certificate authorities that meet strict security requirements, the AATL allows users to confidently exchange sensitive information through digitally signed documents. With streamlined validation, international recognition, and adherence to industry standards, the AATL fosters trust in the digital age.