XAdES Remote Plugtests 2015

The remote Plugtests™ interoperability event that will be held from 1 October to 15 November 2015, will concentrate on XAdES Digital Signatures. This remote event aims to conduct conformance and interoperability testing on XAdES digital signatures.

This testing will provide full test coverage of the specifications including testing signatures evolution, simulating real life situations. The tests will include creation, augmentation and verification of signature and will be executed according to new draft EN 319 102-1 (Procedures for Signature Creation and Validation). 

The testing will cover TS 101 903 and the draft ETSI EN 319 132.The XAdES specifications are in the process of becoming EN 319 132 parts 1 and 2 which are under EN Approval Procedure and can be found at the following links:

EN 319 132-1 XAdES digital signatures; Part 1: Building blocks and XAdES baseline signatures
EN 319 132-2
 XAdES digital signatures; Part 2: Extended XAdES signatures 

This Plugtests event will enable participants to conduct 4 types of tests (Interoperability and Conformance):  

  • Generation and cross-verification (Positive) tests 
  • Signatures Augmentation and Arbitration (Positive) tests 
  • Only-verification (Negative) tests 
  • Conformance testing.

This activity is supported by the European Commission.