What is the Difference Between Advanced and Qualified Signatures and Seals?
One of the most common questions that comes up is ''What is the difference between advanced and qualified signatures and seals?' While both advanced and qualified signatures are based on digital signature technology, each signature, or seal, type offers varying levels of security and has different applications.
In short, advanced signatures or seals are provided by a Trusted Service Provider (TSP) and have identity vetting. Whereas, a qualified certificate must be issued by a Qualified Trust Service Provider (QTSP) and generated using a Qualified Signature Creation Device (QSCD), supported by the highest level of identity vetting in accordance with eIDAS regulations.