Advanced search for Digital signatures

GroupDocs.Signature provides DigitalSearchOptions class to specify different options to search for Digital Signatures.

Here are the steps to search for digital signatures within the document with GroupDocs.Signature:

This example shows how to make advanced search for Digital signature in the document.

Signature signature = new Signature("signed.pdf");
DigitalSearchOptions options = new DigitalSearchOptions();
// specify special search criteria
options.setComments("Test comment");
// certificate issues criteria
// digital certificate subject
// specify date range period of signature
options.setSignDateTimeFrom(DateUtils.addMonths(new Date(), -1));
options.setSignDateTimeTo(new Date());
// search for signatures in document
List<DigitalSignature> signatures =, options);
System.out.print("\nSource document contains following signatures.");
for (DigitalSignature digitalSignature : signatures)
    System.out.print("Digital signature found from "+digitalSignature.getSignTime()+" with validation flag "+digitalSignature.isValid()+". Certificate SN "+ digitalSignature.getCertificate().getType());

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GitHub Examples 

You may easily run the code above and see the feature in action in our GitHub examples:

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