Generate digest and signature seperately

Jerome Baum jerome at
Mon Jun 13 01:16:30 CEST 2011

>> > Is it possible to generate the digest for a file, and then create the
>> > signature from that digest later?

>> Problem is, you don't know what you're signing.

> I realize that this is a problem; however, it considered to be an
> acceptable risk. The same problem happens if the developers sign a
> SHA512 of the database. The only way for developers to verify the
> database is to copy it to their computer, but this is considered to be
> too much of a hassle.

Who makes these considerations?

In any case, what kind of database is this that it's too much of a
hassle to copy over? What size, etc.?

Jerome Baum
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