ETSI - TS 119 134-4
Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); XAdES digital signatures - Testing Conformance and Interoperability; Part 4: Testing Conformance of XAdES baseline signatures
|Publication Date:||1 June 2016|
The present document defines the set of checks to be performed for testing conformance of XAdES signatures against XAdES baseline signatures as specified ETSI EN 319 132-1 .
The present document does not specify checks leading to conclude whether a signature is technically valid or not (for instance, it does not specify checks for determining whether the cryptographic material present in the signature may be considered valid or not). In consequence no conclusion may be inferred regarding the technical validity of a signature that has been successfully tested by any tool conformant to the present document.
Checks specified by the present document are exclusively constrained to elements specified by XAdES  and to certain elements specified by XMLSig  that are re-used in XAdES schema definition (like ds:DigestMethod, ds:DigestValue).
Regarding XAdES properties, the present document explicitly differentiates between structural requirements that are defined by the XAdES XML Schema, and the rest of the requirements specified by XAdES . Checks corresponding to the first set of requirements are specified in the normative annex A. Checks corresponding to the second set of requirements are specified in the body part of the present document.
The present document is intentionally not linked to any software development technology and is also intentionally agnostic on implementation strategies. This is one of the reasons why the test assertions set specified in the present document includes tests on the correctness of the structure of all the elements specified by XAdES .