Digitary documents can only be created by officials of vetted institutions that have been Digitary-enabled. The process of issuing documents is subject to multi-factor authentication checks, including the possession of certain physical devices which are issued under strict conditions to institution officials. Once issued by the institution, official documents are protected from tampering and fabrication. These secure documents are made available to students/graduates through a secure online portal, where they can view the documents but not modify them in any way.
How students/graduates share
The Digitary system enables students/graduate to create document shares, which are essentially secure and unique URLs in the domain of the issuing institution that point to their document(s). Students/graduates can specify who can access these URLs, and for how long. These URLs are shared with third parties to allow verification online. Authentication is performed at a secure website controlled by the issuing institution. By performing document verification online, any changes to document status (i.e. revocation following plagiarism) can be detected and displayed to document verifiers.
Digitary documents contain long-lived Qualified Electronic Signatures (QES) that comply with the strictest EU technical standards under the EU Digital Signature Directive 1999/EC/93. Digitary-issued documents contain signatures compliant with ETSI TS 101 903 and qualified digital certificates compliant with ETSI TS 101 456. Keys are certificates are stored on security devices compliant with FIPS 140-2 level 3 or higher, and certificates are issued following strict face-to-face identity verification processes that are regularly and independently audited.
Documents Digitary supports
Digitary can be used to issue eTranscripts, Parchments, European Diploma Supplements, and the UK Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR). In fact, Digitary can be used to secure any type of official document, not just awards. Many of our customers use Digitary to issue other official statements such as status letters and council tax certificates.
If your type of ducment is not on here, send us a mail and we will be able to impliment your document on our system to ensure you achieve the best user expeirence.
Secure academic awards and protect brand by issuing legally-binding, long-lived, authentic electronic documents in place of less secure paper originals.
Reduce administrative costs by replacing manual, paper-based processes with faster, efficient automated versions. Digitary can provide a full return on investment within a year.
Reduce paper consumption and carbon footprint by replacing the production and postage of paper documents with the online distribution of electronic documents.
Implement the European Diploma Supplement and UK HEAR in an electronic and standards-compliant manner. Comply with Data Protection obligations by enabling students and graduates to control who can access their documents.