Erase Certificates

KillDisk provides PDF-certificates upon the completion of disk Erase, Wipe or Secure Erase operations. These certificates may be customized to include company-specific information and hardware/procedure description. Configuring these custom settings is described in the Certificate Preferences section of this guide.

Certificate Elements

Company Logo
Custom company's logo can be placed to the certificate instead of the default KillDisk's logo at the top right corner
A barcode in selected format with encoded tags and attributes for scanning using a barcode scanner
Company Information
Displays all company information provided in the preferences. The user in the sample above only provided a business name. But other company information may also be included in the certificate
Technician Information
Displays the technician information provided in the preferences. This section is for the name of the operator and any notes they may want to include in the certificate report
Erasure Results Information
Displays information pertaining to the erasure procedure conducted on the hard drive(s). Type of erasure algorithm, custom settings, date and time started and duration of the erasure are all listed here
Disk Information
Uniquely identifies the disk that was operated on by the KillDisk application. Includes information like Name, Serial Number, Size and Partitioning Scheme
System Information
Provides details on the system used to run KillDisk such as the OS and processor type

The system information here only applies to the system running KillDisk, not the system that was erased by the application! Provided KillDisk remains on one workstation.

Hardware Information
Provides details on the hardware used to run KillDisk such as Manufacturer, logical processors etc.

Storing Certificate to PDF

There are options for storing a certificate to file in PDF format as well as encrypting with passwords and digitally signing output PDFs. You can re-print stored to PDF certificates later on as well as you can validate their integrity and validity.

Certificate location
Use this option to save erase certificate as a file in PDF format to the selected location
File name template
Here user specifies the template for the Erase Certificate. See the tags available in Appendix tags section
Encrypt with password
If password field is not empty, output certificate (PDF) will be encrypted and protected with specified password. This password needs to be typed in any PDF Viewer next time user opens a certificate for printing
Sign Certificate with Digital Signature
Certificate file (PDF) can be signed with a default Digital Signature (supplied KillDisk.pfx certificate) or with your custom Digital Signature (*.PFX) and can be verified later on. If Adobe Reader successfully verified PDF document, it is guaranteed that its content hasn't been modified since issue.
If custom Digital Signature is required, please issue a certificate and specify full path to the custom certificate (*.PFX file) as well as its open password in the related fields below (Digital Signature and Use password to open)
Display Digital Signature
Digital Signature can be displayed as an overlay text on the first page of certificate. After you turn on this option, you can specify overlay text using tags (see tags section), its position on the first page, rectangle dimensions and text size

Sample of Disk Processing Certificate

Figure 1: Disk Processing Certificate - 1-st Page
Figure 2: Disk Processing Certificate - 2-nd Page
Figure 3: Disk Processing Certificate - 3-rd Page
Figure 4: Disk Processing Certificate - Last Page

Sample of Secure Erase Certificate

Figure 5: Secure Erase Certificate - 1-st Page