FOCUS - Digital Certificates Service

Document Signing Certificates

In September’s newsletter, we already provided some information about out service DCS (Digital Certificate Service). The digital certificate is a digital document that allows you to authenticate the owner, be it an organisation, a member of staff, a server or a website, as being a trusted source. With the Digital Certificates Service, Belnet offers to become your sole certificate administrator for the whole of your organisation, thanks to an interface offering you great flexibility and optimal management. This ensures custom-made security for your organisation's network, e-mails, websites and web applications.

Belnet offers, in collaboration with DigiCert, various certificates to our customers. In the upcoming months, we will look each of the certificates in detail, so that you can clearly understand the benefits of each certificate and distinguish it from the other certificates. Last month, we spoke about Code Signing Certificates. This month we emphasize the Document Signing Certificates.

Authors, who are interested in producing certified documents, can apply for this via Belnet. Creating certified documents can be done by adding a trusted digital signature (document signing certificate) to a chosen document. Users who subsequently access the document will be able to vertify the authenticity of this signature and whether the document has been changed since the certificate was assigned.

The document signing certificates that can be requested via Belnet, allow you to add digital signatures to documents of the Adobe PDF, Microsoft Office, OpenOffice and LibreOffice format. The two different Document Signing Certificates, which Belnet offers, can be found below:


For further questions about Digital Certificate Service, don’t hesitate to take a look on our website or on the Belnet Portal MyBelnet. You can also contact us through our Service Desk by calling 02 790 33 00 of via mail at