Our security information for sign-me applets

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding the security settings of the sign-me applet.

Frequently asked questions

Which security settings exist for Java?

During loading, sign-me uses an applet in order to perform transparent eID communication and signature PIN setting. This means that it is necessary to install the latest version of Java (this is automatically checked when the sign-me website is accessed) and an activated Java plug-in that matches the browser (32 or 64 bits). In order to boost Java security, we recommend that you make the following security settings for Java (Fig. 1):

sign-me Sicherheitseinstellung

Fig. 1 - Security settings

To access the Java security Settings under Windows, please click:

  • Start / Control Panel / Java, or
  • Start / Control Panel / Programs / Java

Now click the 'Advanced' tab and make the security settings shown in the Illustration.

How is the integrity of the sign-me applets warranted?

In order to warrant the integrity of applets during execution, these must be digitally signed by the applet manufacturer. We recommend that you check the following before agreeing to applets being executed:

  • Is the website accessed SSL-encrpyted (e.g. https://live.esign-service.de)?
  • Is intarsys consulting GmbH the author/originator of the applet?
  • Is 'Sign Live! CC cloud suite' the name of the application?
  • Was it possible to successfully verify the signature?
sign-me Applet Ausführung

sign-me applet execution

The 'More information' section provides further details of the code-signing certificate. The certificate information must appear as shown below (Fig. 2):

sign-me Applet Detailerklärung

Fig. 2