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Name Associated Signature Container Extended (ASiC-E)
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  application/vnd.etsi.asic-e+zip
PUID:  fmt/1564
Classification Aggregate
Description The ASiC-E container is a ZIP archive file containing set of data objects and associated signatures. It is designed to associate an advanced electronic signature with any type of data. It operates with signature and time-stamp token formats XAdES, CAdES, timestamp RFC 3161. The container has an internal structure including a root folder for all the container content possibly including folders reflecting the content structure and a META-INF folder, in the root folder, for metadata about the content, including associated signatures. The integrity of the data is guaranteed by the electronic signature when present or should be provided externally if only a time-stamp token is applied to the data. Privacy can be guaranteed through the use of ZIP encryption features or externally. External integrity and privacy protection can be obtained e.g. through the use of SSL/TLS or S/MIME. ASiC-E container contains multiple data objects, each object may be signed by one or more signature carried in the container.
Byte order  
Related file formats Has lower priority than Electronically Certified Document (EDOC)  
Has lower priority than BDOC (2.x)
Is supertype of Electronically Certified Document (EDOC)  
Is supertype of BDOC (2.x)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source date 24 Nov 2021
Source description This format can be identified via a container signature in DROID version 6 or later. The PRONOM database cannot currently represent container signatures.
Last updated 27 Jun 2022
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