Tips & Tricks: How to Configure Transactions for Signing with Digital Certificates

Dilani Silva, January 5, 2018
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For organizations scoping out an e-signature solution that allows signers to securely e-sign documents using digital certificates on smart cards or tokens, look no further!   Whether you’re a U.S. government agency that requires employees to e-sign documents with government-issued smart cards, or an organization that needs to meet eIDAS requirements with Qualified E-Signatures, eSignLive offers support for your signers to e-sign documents with digital certificates.   In a previous how-to blog post, I showed how easy it is for your signers to e-sign documents with digital certificates on a smart card in eSignLive. Did you know that you can conveniently specify which signers in your transactions need to e-sign documents with digital certificates? Let's take a look at how you can configure your transactions to do this. [promotion id="20430"]

How to Configure Transactions for Signing with Digital Certificates in eSignLive

 

  • To begin, ensure the ‘Personal Certificate’ option is enabled in your eSignLive account.

 

  • Click the ‘New Transaction’ button in the top right hand corner.

   

  • Enter a title for your transaction. Click the ‘Create’ button.

 

  • Add your documents and recipients who need to sign

 

  • Click the settings icon for the signer who needs to e-sign the document using their smart card. In this example, we'll specify that Charles Smith needs to e-sign the document with a digital certificate.

 

  • Next, in the Recipient Settings dialog box, select ‘Signing Method’. In the drop-down menu, select ‘Personal Certificate’ then click ‘Save’. Charles Smith will be able to e-sign the document with a digital certificate.

 

  • Click ‘Next’

 

  • Add signature blocks to the desired locations on your document for your recipients to sign. Click the ‘Send to Sign’ button to route your document for signing.

  It’s that easy! With a couple of clicks, you can quickly specify which signers can e-sign documents with digital certificates! What’s more, after your signers successfully signed the document, a secure, tamper-sealed PDF with a comprehensive audit trail is embedded directly into the document showing who signed, in what order, when, where and which certificate was used to sign the document.   Visit the eSignLive Support Center to watch more tutorial videos about our features.

Dilani Silva is a Product Marketing Manager at OneSpan. In her role, she manages and executes the go-to-market strategy, positioning, messaging and sales enablement for OneSpan’s e-signature solution, OneSpan Sign.