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SignServer Community vs Enterprise

Get hands-on experience with code and document signing and timestamping with SignServer Community.  If you need more advanced signing features and more deployment options then SignServer Enterprise is for you.

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SignServer Community

  • Free open-source
  • Basic code signing, document signing, and timestamping functionality
  • Deploy from source code or container

SignServer Cloud

  • Free 30-day trial on AWS or Azure marketplaces
  • SignServer Enterprise edition functionality

SignServer Enterprise

  • Advanced Signing functionality
  • Multiple deployment options
  • Support agreement with SLA

Community and Enterprise differences

SignServer Community edition is a great way to experience centralized signatures. It offers various basic digital signature services, including document, code, container signing, timestamping, and different signing formats.

For those who require SLAs, additional deployment options, or more advanced signing features, Keyfactor provides the SignServer Enterprise edition. The table below summarizes the overall differences between the SignServer Community and Enterprise editions.

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Core functionality

FEATURES

SIGNSERVER COMMUNITY

SIGNSERVER ENTERPRISE & CLOUD

Core signature functionality

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

More signature functionality – see details below

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Compliance to certifications and regulations

SignServer Community

*Not guaranteed

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Support

FEATURES

SIGNSERVER COMMUNITY

SIGNSERVER ENTERPRISE & CLOUD

Product documentation

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Access to GitHub Discussions (Best Effort Support)

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Access to professional support with SLA

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Training & services

FEATURES

SIGNSERVER COMMUNITY

SIGNSERVER ENTERPRISE & CLOUD

Basic online training and tutorials

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Comprehensive product training; lectures and hands-on exercises (Keyfactor University)

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Access to Keyfactor's professional services

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Releases

FEATURES

SIGNSERVER COMMUNITY

SIGNSERVER ENTERPRISE & CLOUD

Scheduled releases

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Maintenance and security releases

SignServer Community

*Not guaranteed

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Security notifications

SignServer Community

*Not guaranteed

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Use Cases

FEATURES

SIGNSERVER COMMUNITY

SIGNSERVER ENTERPRISE & CLOUD

Code signing: CMS, OpenPGP, Debian, Java

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Code signing: Microsoft, Android

SignServerCommunity

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Document signing: PDF, XML, CMS/PKCS#7

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Document signing: eIDAS advanced signatures (PAdES/XAdES) and timestamping

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Basic timestamping

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Professional timestamping, including time synchronization monitoring and eIDAS Qualified Electronic timestamps

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

ePassport (MRTD) signing

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

ICAO CSCA master list signing

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

General Functionality

FEATURES

SIGNSERVER COMMUNITY

SIGNSERVER ENTERPRISE & CLOUD

Key wrapping

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Client-side hashing

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Ephemeral (one-time keys) certificates

SignServer Community

EJBCA Enterprise & EJBCA Cloud

Large file support

EJBCA Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Web-based administration interface

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Open-source Ansible playbooks for installation

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Security Features

FEATURES

SIGNSERVER COMMUNITY

SIGNSERVER ENTERPRISE & CLOUD

Basic HSM support using Java PKCS#11

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Advanced HSM support (e.g. EdDSA, AWS CloudHSM, AWS KMS)

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Integration and secure automatic certificate renewal with CA/EJBCA

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Audit logging to file or database

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Integrity-protected audit log in database

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

OAuth authentication

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

API and Interfaces

FEATURES

SIGNSERVER COMMUNITY

SIGNSERVER ENTERPRISE & CLOUD

SOAP

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

REST

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

HTTP

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Command line interface - SignClient

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Deployment Options

FEATURES

SIGNSERVER COMMUNITY

SIGNSERVER ENTERPRISE & CLOUD

Container Docker Hub, AWS and Azure

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Build from source code

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Software appliance

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Hardware appliance

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

SignServer Cloud AWS

SignServer Community

30 days free trial

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

SignServer Cloud Azure

SignServer Community

30 days free trial

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Quantum-safe readiness

FEATURES

SIGNSERVER COMMUNITY

SIGNSERVER ENTERPRISE & CLOUD

Quantum-safe cryptography support

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

HSM Support for Quantum-safe cryptography

SignServer Community

SignServer Enterprise & SignServer Cloud

Get the highest flexibility and security with SignServer Enterprise, including support and maintenance.