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PHP TCPDF Library Example To Create Certification Signature Or Digital Signature Certification Inside PDF Document Using setSignature() Function

This is a test file to be signed using the default (example) tcpdf.crt certificate.
In order to trust the signature, you must load the tcpdf.fdf file on the Acrobat Reader or similar to add the signature to the Trusted Identities list.
More information on signing can be found on the source code documentation for the setSignature() method.

example.php

<?php
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// File name   : example_052.php
// Begin       : 2009-05-07
// Last Update : 2013-05-14
//
// Description : Example 052 for TCPDF class
//               Certification Signature (experimental)
//
// Author: Nicola Asuni
//
// (c) Copyright:
//               Nicola Asuni
//               Tecnick.com LTD
//               www.tecnick.com
//               info@tecnick.com
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/**
 * Creates an example PDF TEST document using TCPDF
 * @package com.tecnick.tcpdf
 * @abstract TCPDF - Example: Certification Signature (experimental)
 * @author Nicola Asuni
 * @since 2009-05-07
 */

// Include the main TCPDF library (search for installation path).
require_once('tcpdf_include.php');

// create new PDF document
$pdf = new TCPDF(PDF_PAGE_ORIENTATION, PDF_UNIT, PDF_PAGE_FORMAT, true, 'UTF-8', false);

// set document information
$pdf->SetCreator(PDF_CREATOR);
$pdf->SetAuthor('Nicola Asuni');
$pdf->SetTitle('TCPDF Example 052');
$pdf->SetSubject('TCPDF Tutorial');
$pdf->SetKeywords('TCPDF, PDF, example, test, guide');

// set default header data
$pdf->SetHeaderData(PDF_HEADER_LOGO, PDF_HEADER_LOGO_WIDTH, PDF_HEADER_TITLE.' 052', PDF_HEADER_STRING);

// set header and footer fonts
$pdf->setHeaderFont(Array(PDF_FONT_NAME_MAIN, '', PDF_FONT_SIZE_MAIN));
$pdf->setFooterFont(Array(PDF_FONT_NAME_DATA, '', PDF_FONT_SIZE_DATA));

// set default monospaced font
$pdf->SetDefaultMonospacedFont(PDF_FONT_MONOSPACED);

// set margins
$pdf->SetMargins(PDF_MARGIN_LEFT, PDF_MARGIN_TOP, PDF_MARGIN_RIGHT);
$pdf->SetHeaderMargin(PDF_MARGIN_HEADER);
$pdf->SetFooterMargin(PDF_MARGIN_FOOTER);

// set auto page breaks
$pdf->SetAutoPageBreak(TRUE, PDF_MARGIN_BOTTOM);

// set image scale factor
$pdf->setImageScale(PDF_IMAGE_SCALE_RATIO);

// set some language-dependent strings (optional)
if (@file_exists(dirname(__FILE__).'/lang/eng.php')) {
    require_once(dirname(__FILE__).'/lang/eng.php');
    $pdf->setLanguageArray($l);
}

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/*
NOTES:
 - To create self-signed signature: openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 365000 -newkey rsa:1024 -keyout tcpdf.crt -out tcpdf.crt
 - To export crt to p12: openssl pkcs12 -export -in tcpdf.crt -out tcpdf.p12
 - To convert pfx certificate to pem: openssl pkcs12 -in tcpdf.pfx -out tcpdf.crt -nodes
*/

// set certificate file
$certificate = 'file://data/cert/tcpdf.crt';

// set additional information
$info = array(
    'Name' => 'TCPDF',
    'Location' => 'Office',
    'Reason' => 'Testing TCPDF',
    'ContactInfo' => 'http://www.tcpdf.org',
    );

// set document signature
$pdf->setSignature($certificate, $certificate, 'tcpdfdemo', '', 2, $info);

// set font
$pdf->SetFont('helvetica', '', 12);

// add a page
$pdf->AddPage();

// print a line of text
$text = 'This is a <b color="#FF0000">digitally signed document</b> using the default (example) <b>tcpdf.crt</b> certificate.<br />To validate this signature you have to load the <b color="#006600">tcpdf.fdf</b> on the Arobat Reader to add the certificate to <i>List of Trusted Identities</i>.<br /><br />For more information check the source code of this example and the source code documentation for the <i>setSignature()</i> method.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.tcpdf.org">www.tcpdf.org</a>';
$pdf->writeHTML($text, true, 0, true, 0);

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// *** set signature appearance ***

// create content for signature (image and/or text)
$pdf->Image('images/tcpdf_signature.png', 180, 60, 15, 15, 'PNG');

// define active area for signature appearance
$pdf->setSignatureAppearance(180, 60, 15, 15);

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// *** set an empty signature appearance ***
$pdf->addEmptySignatureAppearance(180, 80, 15, 15);

// ---------------------------------------------------------

//Close and output PDF document
$pdf->Output('example_052.pdf', 'D');

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// END OF FILE
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