<cfpdf> sign and unsign may fail in ColdFusion (2016 release) and ColdFusion (2018 release).

Issue

For cfpdf tag, the sign and unsign operations may fail in the 2016 and 2018 releases of ColdFusion.

Solution

Peform the following steps:
  • Navigate to [CF Home]/[CF Instance]/wwwroot/WEB-INF/lib.
  • Take a backup of the file jcmFIPS.jar.
  • Delete the jar file jcmFIPS.jar.
  • Restart ColdFusion.