An important new release of our PDF library which sees the introduction of pdfOffice: an add-on to iText 7 that enables high-fidelity conversion of Microsoft Office documents into iText-quality PDFs. We’ve also made improvements to Core’s SVG support, digital signatures, and the parsing of metadata, plus many more add-on specific enhancements.
In May 2021, a group of researchers at the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) published an IEEE symposium paper on problems with certification signatures in PDF. The authors’ findings are summarized on the PDF Insecurity website. Since iText’s products are often used as part of digital signing workflows (including to create certification signatures), we felt compelled to comment. In this blog post, we’ll take you through some background on these new attacks, and explain what you can do about them.
We are excited to announce that iText DITO now has a MuleSoft Certified Connector available on the Anypoint Exchange platform, enabling you to effortlessly connect with the iText DITO SDK to generate PDFs using data from any system.
This second release of 2021 brings many important improvements to the iText 7 Suite, including the introduction of flexbox support in pdfHTML, better SVG mapping, improved performance of the layout module for large block elements and much more.
With the upcoming release of iText DITO 2.0, we’ll be adding a brand-new component to the iText DITO template-based PDF generator. The iText DITO Manager brings a workspace control room experience and a central repository for all your templates, data collections and resources. With the inclusion of promotion paths, versioning and user management, it’s a powerful addition to the iText DITO framework.
Securing and automating digital document workflows is increasingly important in the modern business world. A crucial part of creating secure digital signatures is generating public and private keys for signing, and cloud providers such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft now offer highly-secure cryptographic key management services. Since iText is used by many businesses and signing services to integrate secure digital signatures into PDFs, this step-by-step article shows developers how to use iText 7 and the AWS KMS APIs to generate a digital signature and add it to a PDF document.
In our first release for 2021, a number of new features and improvements are included, such as extended SVG support for Core and pdfHTML, more PDF form border styles and revised OpenType Font processing.
Google Chrome now supports saving tagged PDFs, plus PDF form filling in the browser.
Released on 25th August, version 85 of the Chrome web browser included a couple of significant updates to its PDF output capabilities. Let’s take a quick look at the new features.
We are pleased to announce the release of iText DITO 1.5. The latest release of iText's high-convenience PDF document generator includes a number of new features and changes for template editing and PDF generation. Read on to learn more.
In the third and final part in our series of articles looking at the PDF Shadow Attacks, we explore using iText 7 to inspect documents which may be used to perform attacks using the "Replace" and "Hide and Replace" methods.
In our final release for 2020, we’ve a number of new features and improvements, including improved Core word wrapping for special scripts, full support for CSS background properties in pdfHTML, and much more!
Continuing our series of articles looking at PDF Shadow Attacks. While iText is immune to the published attacks, we present this series explaining what the attacks are, and what you can do about them. In this article, we'll explore the concept of incremental updates, and present some proof-of-concept code for detecting PDF Shadow Attack preparation with iText.
The PDF Shadow Attacks are a new class of security vulnerabilities for PDF. In case you need a tldr; then rest assured that iText is immune to the published attacks. However, we also found that iText 7 could be utilized to detect potentially malicious documents, resulting in this series of posts. In this first article, we'll take a look at the concept of PDF Shadow Attacks, and the three forms in which they may take.
Based on the feedback from our users (and developments in the larger Java ecosystem) we have decided that future releases of the iText 7 Suite will target Java 8 SE. This blog post looks into our reasons for doing this, and what it will mean for iText users.