JSignPdf: Sign PDF files for free

JSignPdf is a Java application which adds digital signatures to PDF documents. It can be used as a standalone application or as an Add-On in OpenOffice.org. The application uses the jsignpdf-itxt library for PDF manipulations (based on iText library in version 2.1.7 with LGPL/MPL license). JSignPdf is open-source software and can be freely used in both private and business sectors.


  • visible signatures - image and/or description located visualy in a PDF file (page and position can be specified)
  • several different keystore types (as provided by Java)
  • timestamps from authority in signature (TSA)
  • certificate validation through CRL and/or OCSP
  • setting certification level
  • setting hash algorithm
  • PDF encryption and setting rights
  • comprehensive Swing GUI
  • support for batch processing (controlled by command line arguments, without GUI)
Website: http://jsignpdf.sourceforge.net/