FileFormatInfoHasDigitalSignature Property

Returns true if this document contains a digital signature. This property merely informs that a digital signature is present on a document, but it does not specify whether the signature is valid or not.

Namespace:  Aspose.Words
Assembly:  Aspose.Words (in Aspose.Words.dll) Version: 20.11.0


public bool HasDigitalSignature { get; }

Property Value

Type: Boolean


This property exists to help you sort documents that are digitally signed from those that are not. If you use Aspose.Words to modify and save a document that is digitally signed, then the digital signature will be lost. This is by design because a digital signature exists to guard the authenticity of a document. Using this property you can detect digitally signed documents before processing them in the same way as normal documents and take some action to avoid losing the digital signature, for example notify the user.


Shows how to use the FileFormatUtil class to detect the document format and presence of digital signatures.
// Use a FileFormatInfo instance to verify that a document is not digitally signed
FileFormatInfo info = FileFormatUtil.DetectFileFormat(MyDir + "Document.docx");

Assert.AreEqual(".docx", FileFormatUtil.LoadFormatToExtension(info.LoadFormat));

// Sign the document
CertificateHolder certificateHolder = CertificateHolder.Create(MyDir + "morzal.pfx", "aw", null);
DigitalSignatureUtil.Sign(MyDir + "Document.docx", ArtifactsDir + "File.DetectDigitalSignatures.docx",
    certificateHolder, new SignOptions() { SignTime = DateTime.Now });

// Use a new FileFormatInstance to confirm that it is signed
info = FileFormatUtil.DetectFileFormat(ArtifactsDir + "File.DetectDigitalSignatures.docx");


// The signatures can then be accessed like this
Assert.AreEqual(1, DigitalSignatureUtil.LoadSignatures(ArtifactsDir + "File.DetectDigitalSignatures.docx").Count);

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