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Adobe Acrobat Sign Guide

What's New

  1. Pre-Release Notes
  2. Release Notes
  3. Important Notifications

Get Started

  1. Quick start guide for administrators
  2. Quick start guide for users
  3. For Developers
  4. Video tutorial library
  5. FAQ

Administer

  1. Admin Console Overview
  2. User Management
    1. Add a User
    2. Add Users in Bulk
    3. Add Users from your Directory
    4. Add Users from MS Azure Active Directory
    5. Create function-focused users
      1. Technical accounts - API driven
      2. Service accounts - Manually driven
    6. Check for users with provisioning errors
    7. Change Name/Email Address
    8. Edit a user's group membership
    9. Edit a user's group membership through the group interface
    10. Promote a user to an admin role
    11. User Identity Types and SSO
    12. Switch User Identity
    13. Authenticate Users with MS Azure
    14. Authenticate Users with Google Federation
    15. Product Profiles
    16. Login Experience 
  3. Account/Group Settings
    1. Settings Overview
    2. Global Settings
      1. Account tier and ID
      2. Self Signing Workflows
      3. Send in Bulk
      4. Web Forms
      5. Custom Send Workflows
      6. Power Automate Workflows
      7. Library Documents
      8. Collect form data with agreements
      9. Limited Document Visibility
      10. Attach a PDF copy of the signed agreement 
      11. Include a link in the email
      12. Include an image in the email
      13. Files attached to email will be named as
      14. Attach audit reports to documents
      15. Merge multiple documents into one
      16. Upload a signed document
      17. Delegation for users in my account
      18. Allow external recipients to delegate
      19. Authority to sign
      20. Authority to send
      21. Power to add Electronic Seals
      22. Set a default time zone
      23. Set a default date format
      24. Users in Multiple Groups (UMG)
        1. Upgrade to use UMG
      25. Group Administrator Permissions
      26. Replace recipient
      27. Audit Report
        1. Overview
        2. Allow unauthenticated access on the transaction verification page
        3. Include reminders
        4. Include view events
        5. Include agreement page/attachment count
      28. In Product Messaging and Guidance
      29. Accessible PDFs
      30. New authoring experience
      31. Healthcare customer
    3. Account Setup
      1. Add logo
      2. Customize company Hostname/URL    
      3. Add company name
    4. Signature Preferences
      1. Well formatted signatures
      2. Allow recipients to sign by
      3. Signers can change their name
      4. Allow recipients to use their saved signature
      5. Custom Terms of Use and Consumer Disclosure
      6. Navigate recipients through form fields
      7. Decline to sign
      8. Allow Stamps workflows
      9. Require signers to provide their Title or Company
      10. Allow signers to print and place a written signature
      11. Show messages when e-signing
      12. Require signers to use a mobile device to create their signature
      13. Request IP address from signers
      14. Exclude company name and title from participation stamps
    5. Digital Signatures
      1. Overview
      2. Download and sign with Acrobat
      3. Sign with Cloud Signatures
      4. Include metadata for Identity Providers
      5. Restricted Cloud Signatures Providers
    6. Electronic Seals
    7. Digital Identity
      1. Digital Identity Gateway
      2. Identity Check policy
    8. Report Settings
      1. New report experience
      2. Classic report settings
    9. Security Settings
      1. Single Sign-on settings
      2. Remember-me settings
      3. Login password policy
      4. Login password strength
      5. Web session duration
      6. PDF encryption type
      7. API
      8. User and group info access
      9. Allowed IP Ranges
      10. Account Sharing
      11. Account sharing permissions
      12. Agreement sharing controls
      13. Signer identity verification
      14. Agreement signing password
      15. Document password strength
      16. Block signers by Geolocation
      17. Phone Authentication
      18. Knowledge-Based Authentication (KBA)
      19. Allow page extraction
      20. Document link expiration
      21. Upload a client certificate for webhooks/callbacks
      22. Timestamp
    10. Send settings
      1. Show Send page after login
      2. Require recipient name when sending
      3. Lock name values for known users
      4. Allowed recipient roles
      5. Recipient groups
      6. Required fields
      7. Attaching documents
      8. Field flattening
      9. Modify Agreements
      10. Agreement name
      11. Languages
      12. Private messages
      13. Allowed signature types
      14. Reminders
      15. Signed document password protection
      16. Signer identification options
        1. Overview
        2. Signing password
        3. One-Time Password via Email
        4. Acrobat Sign authentication
        5. Phone authentication
        6. Cloud-based digital signature
        7. Knowledge-based authentication
        8. Government ID
        9. Signer Identity reports
      17. Content Protection
      18. Enable Notarize transactions
      19. Document Expiration
      20. Preview, position signatures, and add fields
      21. Signing order
      22. Liquid mode
      23. Custom workflow controls
      24. Upload options for the e-sign page
      25. Post-sign confirmation URL redirect
    11. Message Templates
    12. Bio-Pharma Settings
      1. Overview
      2. Enforce identity authentication
      3. Signing reasons
    13. Workflow Integration
    14. Notarization Settings
    15. Payments Integration
    16. Signer Messaging
    17. SAML Settings
      1. SAML Configuration
      2. Install Microsoft Active Directory Federation Service
      3. Install Okta
      4. Install OneLogin
      5. Install Oracle Identity Federation
    18. Data Governance
    19. Time Stamp Settings
    20. External Archive
    21. Account Languages
    22. Email Settings
      1. Email header/footer images
      2. Permit individual user email footers
      3. Customize the Signature Requested email
      4. Customize the To and CC fields
      5. Custom email templates
      6. Enable Linkless Notifications
    23. Migrating from echosign.com to adobesign.com
    24. Configure Options for Recipients
  4. Guidance for regulatory requirements
    1. Accessibility
      1. Accessibility Compliance
      2. Create accessible forms with Acrobat desktop
      3. Create accessible AcroForms
    2. HIPAA
    3. GDPR
      1. GDPR Overview
      2. Redact a user
      3. Redact a user's agreements    
    4. 21 CFR part 11 and EudraLex Annex 11
      1. 21 CRF part 11 validation pack
      2. 21 CFR and EudraLex Annex 11 handbook
      3. Analysis of shared responsibilities
    5. Healthcare customers
    6. IVES support
    7. eOriginal vaulting for chattel paper
    8. EU/UK considerations
      1. EU/UK Cross-border transactions and eIDAS
      2. HMLR requirements for deeds signed electronically
      3. The impact of Brexit on e-signature laws in the UK
  5. Download Agreements in Bulk
  6. Claim your domain 

Send, Sign, and Manage Agreements

  1. Recipient Options
    1. Cancel an email reminder
    2. Options on the e-signing page
      1. Overview of the e-sign page
      2. Open to read the agreement without fields
      3. Decline to sign an agreement
      4. Delegate signing authority
      5. Restart the agreement
      6. Download a PDF of the agreement
      7. View the agreement history
      8. View the agreement messages
      9. Convert from an electronic to a written signature
      10. Convert from a written to an electronic signature 
      11. Navigate the form fields
      12. Clear the data from the form fields
      13. E-sign page magnification and navigation
      14. Change the language used in the agreement tools and information
      15. Review the Legal Notices
      16. Adjust Acrobat Sign Cookie Preferences
  2. Send Agreements  
    1. Send page overview
    2. Send an agreement only to yourself
    3. Send an agreement to others
    4. Written Signatures
    5. Recipient signing order
    6. Send in Bulk
      1. Overview of the Send in Bulk feature
      2. Send in Bulk - manual recipients
      3. Send in Bulk - CSV upload
      4. Cancel a Send in Bulk transaction
      5. Add reminders to Send in Bulk
      6. Reporting for Send in Bulk
  3. Authoring fields into documents
    1. In-app authoring environment
      1. Automatic field detection
      2. Drag and drop fields using the authoring environment
      3. Assign form fields to recipients
      4. The Prefill role
      5. Apply fields with a reusable field template
      6. Transfer fields to a new library template
      7. Updated authoring environment when sending agreements
    2. Create forms with text tags
    3. Create forms using Acrobat (AcroForms)
      1. AcroForm creation
      2. Creating accessible PDFs
    4. Fields
      1. Field types
        1. Common field types
        2. In-line Images
        3. Stamp Images
      2. Field content appearance
      3. Field validations
      4. Masked fields values
      5. Setting show/hide conditions
      6. Calculated fields 
    5. Authoring FAQ
  4. Sign Agreements
    1. Sign agreements sent to you
    2. Fill & Sign
    3. Self-signing
  5. Manage Agreements
    1. Manage page overview
    2. Delegate agreements
    3. Replace Recipients
    4. Limit Document Visibility 
    5. Cancel an Agreement 
    6. Create new reminders
    7. Review reminders
    8. Cancel a reminder
    9. More Actions...
      1. How search works
      2. View an agreement
      3. Create a template from an agreement
      4. Hide/Unhide agreements from view
      5. Upload a signed agreement
      6. Modify a sent agreement's files and fields
      7. Edit a recipient's authentication method
      8. Add or modify an expiration date
      9. Add a Note to the agreement
      10. Share an individual agreement
      11. Unshare an agreement
      12. Download an individual agreement
      13. Download the individual files of an agreement
      14. Download the Audit Report of an agreement
      15. Download the field content of an agreement
  6. Audit Report
  7. Reporting and Data exports
    1. Overview
    2. Grant users access to reporting
    3. Report charts
      1. Create a new report
      2. Agreement Reports
      3. Transaction Reports
      4. Settings Activity Report
      5. Edit a report
    4. Data Exports 
      1. Create a new data export
      2. Edit a data export
      3. Refresh the data export content
      4. Download the data export
    5. Rename a report/export
    6. Duplicate a report/export
    7. Schedule a report/export
    8. Delete a report/export
    9. Check Transaction Usage

Advanced Agreement Capabilities and Workflows

  1. Webforms 
    1. Create a web form
    2. Edit a web form
    3. Disable/Enable a web form
    4. Hide/Unhide a web form
    5. Find the URL or script code 
    6. Prefill web form fields with URL parameters
    7. Save a web form to complete later
    8. Resize a web form
  2. Reusable Templates (Library templates) 
    1. US Government forms in the Acrobat Sign library
    2. Create a library template
    3. Change a library template's name
    4. Change a library template's type
    5. Change a library template's permission level
    6. Copy, edit, and save a shared template
    7. Download the aggregate field data for a library template
  3. Transfer ownership of web forms and library templates
  4. Power Automate Workflows 
    1. Overview of the Power Automate integration and included entitlements
    2. Enable the Power Automate integration
    3. Track Power Automate usage
    4. Create a new flow (Examples)
    5. Triggers used for flows
    6. Importing flows from outside Acrobat Sign
    7. Manage flows
    8. Edit flows
    9. Share flows
    10. Disable or Enable flows
    11. Delete flows
    12. Useful Templates
      1. Administrator only
        1. Save all completed documents to SharePoint
        2. Save all completed documents to OneDrive for Business
        3. Save all completed documents to Google Drive
        4. Save all completed documents to DropBox
        5. Save all completed documents to Box
      2. Agreement archival
        1. Save your completed documents to SharePoint
        2. Save your completed documents to One Drive for Business
        3. Save your completed documents to Google Drive
        4. Save your completed documents to DropBox
        5. Save your completed documents to Box
      3. Webform agreement archival
        1. Save completed web form documents to SharePoint Library
        2. Save completed web form documents to OneDrive for Business
        3. Save completed   documents to Google Drive
        4. Save completed web form documents to Box
      4. Agreement data extraction
        1. Extract form field data from your signed document and update Excel sheet
      5. Agreement notifications
        1. Send custom email notifications with your agreement contents and signed agreement
        2. Get your Adobe Acrobat Sign notifications in a Teams Channel
        3. Get your Adobe Acrobat Sign notifications in Slack
        4. Get your Adobe Acrobat Sign notifications in Webex
      6. Agreement generation
        1. Generate document from Power App form and Word template, send for signature
        2. Generate agreement from Word template in OneDrive, and get signature
        3. Generate agreement for selected Excel row, send for review and signature
  5. Custom Send workflows
    1. Custom Send Workflow Overview
    2. Creating a new Send Workflow
    3. Edit a Send Workflow
    4. Activate or Deactivate a Send Workflow
    5. Send an agreement with a Send Workflow
  6. Share users and agreements
    1. Share a user
    2. Share agreements

Integrate with other products

  1.  Acrobat Sign integrations overview 
  2. Acrobat Sign for Salesforce
  3. Acrobat Sign for Microsoft
    1. Acrobat Sign for Microsoft 365
    2. Acrobat Sign for Outlook
    3. Acrobat Sign for Word/PowerPoint
    4. Acrobat Sign for Teams
    5. Acrobat Sign for Microsoft PowerApps and Power Automate
    6. Acrobat Sign Connector for Microsoft Search
    7. Acrobat Sign for Microsoft Dynamics 
    8. Acrobat Sign for Microsoft SharePoint 
  4. Other Integrations
    1. Acrobat Sign for ServiceNow
    2. Acrobat Sign for HR ServiceNow
    3. Acrobat Sign for SAP SuccessFactors
    4. Acrobat Sign for Workday
    5. Acrobat Sign for NetSuite
    6. Acrobat Sign for VeevaVault
    7. Acrobat Sign for Coupa BSM Suite
  5. Partner managed integrations
  6. How to obtain an integration key

Acrobat Sign Developer

  1. REST APIs 
    1. Methods documentation
    2. SDK/Developer Guide
    3. API FAQ    
  2. Webhooks 
    1. Webhook overview
    2. Configure a new webhook
    3. View or edit a webhook
    4. Deactivate or reactivate a webhook
    5. Delete a webhook
    6. Two-way SSL certificates
    7. Webhooks in the API

Support and Troubleshooting

  1. Customer Support Resources 
  2. Enterprise Customer Success Resources 

The Adobe Acrobat Sign Technical Notifications are ordered below, with the current update at the top, and rolling back in time as you scroll down the page. 

 

[Important] The next Adobe Acrobat Sign release is scheduled for June 25, 2024

This will be a minor patch release in support of the microservices of the Acrobat Sign systems.

The Sandbox environment will adopt these patches roughly two weeks prior to the scheduled release. A listing of the resolved customer issues will be published at that time.

Feature Release: Adobe Acrobat Sign – April 9th Release Completed

The release is complete to all shards with no downtime to any services.

[Important] The Acrobat Sign Custom Email Template (CEMT) service will undergo two maintenance events on April 8, 2024 (Pacific Time).

First Reported: March 2024 - Updated April 2024

Current 

On April 8, 2024, Adobe Acrobat Sign will perform two essential database upgrades as part of our regular maintenance.

These upgrades require Adobe to temporarily pause part of our Custom Email Templates service, which will delay outbound Acrobat Sign emails that use customized email templates for up to two hours. During this period, agreements and reminders can still be created and will be viewable on the Manage page. Emails will be queued for delivery until the email template system is returned to service. 

The affected windows of time on these two maintenance events are as follows:

  • Monday, April 8, 2024, between the hours of 7 - 9 am Pacific Time (2 - 4 pm GMT on Monday, April 8)
    • This event impacts the IN1, JP1, and AU1 environments.
  • Monday, April 8, 2024, between the hours of 8 -10 pm Pacific Time (3 - 5 am GMT on Tuesday, April 9)
    • This event impacts the NA1, NA2, NA4, and EU1 environments.

Refer to this article to identify which environment your account resides in.
 

[Important] New IP addresses have been added to the Acrobat Sign allow list in March 2024.
Must be added before April 2024.

First Reported: February 2024 - Updated March 2024

Current 

Customers who maintain network security practices that explicitly list inbound IP addresses must update the IP ranges for the Acrobat Sign service in March 2024.
The complete list of IP ranges is published on the system requirements page.

Caution:

No IP addresses should be removed at this time.

ACTION REQUIRED

The new IP ranges added in March 2024 listed below must be added to your allow list before April 2024:

Core IP Ranges Webhook IP Ranges
None 3.24.56.173

3.105.122.20

13.238.64.177

 

Core IP Ranges Webhook IP Ranges
4.175.107.32/28 20.61.140.48/28
3.66.122.19
4.175.108.80/28 20.61.140.128/28 3.77.229.112
4.175.110.0/28 20.61.140.144/28

3.79.169.198

4.175.111.0/28

20.61.140.224/28

4.208.68.176/28
4.208.52.80/28 20.61.140.240/28
4.208.68.208/28
4.208.52.96/28 20.61.141.0/28
4.208.68.224/28
4.208.52.112/28 51.105.155.160/28
4.208.69.64/28
4.208.52.160/28 51.105.221.164
20.50.247.192/28
4.208.53.48/28 51.145.184.32/28 20.50.247.208/28
4.208.53.64/28 51.145.186.160/28

20.54.200.16/28

4.208.53.80/28 51.145.190.176/28 20.54.201.96/28
4.208.53.96/28 51.145.190.192/28 52.215.99.205
4.208.53.112/28 52.236.2.148

54.217.241.182

4.208.53.128/28 108.141.8.0/28
54.246.37.130
4.208.53.144/28 108.141.9.0/28
 
4.208.53.160/28 108.141.9.112/28
4.208.53.176/28 108.141.9.128/28
4.208.53.192/28 108.141.9.144/28
4.208.53.208/28 108.141.9.160/28
4.208.53.224/28 108.141.9.176/28
20.56.238.208/28 108.141.9.192/28
20.56.239.128/28 108.141.9.208/28
20.56.239.96/28 108.141.9.224/28
20.61.137.144/28 108.141.9.240/28
20.61.139.192/28 108.141.10.0/28

 

Core IP Ranges Webhook IP Ranges
None 3.6.197.59
13.200.122.115
35.154.248.184

 

Core IP Ranges Webhook IP Ranges
None 35.79.243.232
52.195.144.38

52.198.1.183

 

Core IP Ranges Webhook IP Ranges
4.152.91.192/28 20.115.180.32/28 4.246.0.0/28 20.94.106.176/28
4.152.91.208/28 20.115.180.48/28 4.246.0.16/28 20.94.106.192/28
4.152.91.224/28 20.115.180.64/28 4.246.0.32/28 20.94.106.208/28
4.152.91.240/28 20.115.180.80/28 4.246.0.48/28 20.94.106.224/28
4.152.92.0/28

20.115.180.96/28

4.246.0.64/28 20.94.106.240/28
4.152.92.16/28 20.115.180.112/28 4.246.0.80/28 20.94.107.96/28
4.152.92.32/28 20.115.180.192/28 4.246.0.96/28 20.94.107.176/28
4.152.92.48/28 20.115.180.224/28 4.246.0.112/28 20.115.199.160/28
4.152.92.64/28 20.7.248.208/28 4.246.0.128/28 20.115.199.176/28
4.152.92.80/28 20.7.249.0/28

4.246.0.144/28

20.115.199.192/28
4.152.92.96/28 20.7.249.16/28 20.94.104.176/28 20.115.199.208/28
4.152.92.112/28 20.7.249.64/28 20.94.104.240/28 20.115.199.224/28
4.152.92.128/28 20.7.249.80/28 20.94.105.240/28 20.115.199.240/28
4.152.92.144/28 20.7.249.128/28 20.94.105.32/28

34.214.40.128

4.152.92.160/28 20.7.249.144/28 20.94.105.96/28 35.162.126.140
4.152.92.176/28 20.7.250.96/28 20.94.105.160/28 44.212.163.32
4.152.210.201 20.7.250.112/28 20.94.105.208/28 52.1.219.111
20.115.179.0/28
20.7.250.128/28 20.94.106.16/28 52.33.110.59
20.115.179.48/28
20.7.250.144/28 20.94.106.160/28 54.161.158.12
20.115.179.112/28
20.7.251.0/28  
20.115.179.128/28
20.7.251.16/28
20.115.179.160/28
20.7.251.32/28
20.115.179.176/28
20.7.251.96/28
20.115.179.192/28
20.7.251.112/28
20.115.179.224/28
52.236.2.148
Core IP Ranges Webhook IP Ranges
20.205.219.224/28 20.247.203.64/28 4.144.129.160/28
20.205.220.80/28 20.247.203.112/28 4.144.129.176/28
20.205.220.96/28 20.247.203.208/28 4.144.130.192/28
20.205.220.112/28 20.247.203.224/28 4.144.130.96/28
20.205.222.128/28 20.247.204.0/28 4.144.131.0/28
20.205.223.224/28 20.247.204.16/28 4.144.131.112/28
20.205.223.240/28 20.247.204.112/28 4.144.131.144/28
20.247.200.240/28 20.247.204.128/28

4.144.131.16/28

20.247.201.240/28 20.247.204.144/28 4.144.131.32/28
20.247.202.48/28 20.247.204.176/28 4.144.131.48/28
20.247.202.112/28 20.247.204.224/28 4.144.131.64/28
20.247.202.128/28 20.247.204.240/28 4.144.131.80/28
20.247.202.160/28 20.247.205.0/28 4.144.131.96/28
20.247.202.240/28

20.247.205.64/28

4.144.132.16/28
20.247.203.0/28 20.247.205.80/28 4.144.132.80/28
20.247.203.32/28 20.247.205.96/28 20.6.7.240/28
40.119.212.52  

Core IP Ranges

  • 4.246.0.144/28
  • 13.55.51.87
  • 13.55.172.219
  • 13.55.174.148 
  • 20.36.219.136
  • 20.36.220.46
  • 20.197.114.7
  • 20.197.115.164
  • 35.154.168.186
  • 35.154.250.71
  • 35.156.156.191
  • 35.157.18.96
  • 51.105.160.39
  • 51.105.163.48

 

  • 52.204.112.48
  • 52.205.27.150
  • 52.24.229.94
  • 52.24.62.165
  • 52.25.112.104
  • 52.184.233.100
  • 52.184.233.96/28
  • 52.199.157.146
  • 52.211.233.170
  • 52.213.27.89
  • 52.213.4.207
  • 54.64.99.195
  • 54.205.20.91

 

  • 4.152.152.80/28
  • 4.152.152.112/28
  • 4.152.152.160/28
  • 4.152.153.16/28
  • 4.152.153.64/28
  • 4.152.153.224/28
  • 4.152.154.0/28
  • 4.152.154.48/28
  • 4.152.154.80/28
  • 4.152.154.96/28
  • 4.152.154.176/28
  • 4.152.154.224/28
  • 4.152.155.64/28
  • 4.152.155.96/28
  • 20.7.230.176/28
  • 20.7.230.192/28

 

 

  • 20.1.216.176/28
  • 20.1.217.128/28
  • 20.1.217.224/28
  • 20.1.217.240/28
  • 20.1.218.0/28
  • 20.1.218.16/28
  • 20.1.218.64/28
  • 20.1.218.80/28
  • 20.1.218.192/28
  • 20.1.218.208/28
  • 20.1.219.0/28
  • 20.1.219.16/28
  • 20.1.219.32/28
  • 20.1.219.48/28
  • 20.1.219.96/28
  • 20.1.219.112/28

[Important] Disablement of the SOAP API from Adobe Acrobat Sign accounts is scheduled to start in February 2024

First Reported: June 2018 - Updated March 2024

Current

Initially announced in June 2018, the effort to sunset the Acrobat Sign SOAP API will be completed in 2024.

Customer use of the SOAP API is scheduled to be disabled through a rolling process starting in February 2024. All customers and partners using the SOAP API must migrate to REST v6 API or risk a disruption in their service.

Please review the REST v6 and migration documentation:

Access to the SOAP API will be removed per the following schedule:

Account type

SOAP API Disablement Date

  • Free
  • Trial
  • Developer

February 1, 2024

  • Enterprise
  • Business

April 1, 2024

  • Integration Only Partners

The scheduled date has been moved up to July 1, 2024, replacing the previous date of December 1, 2024.

Action Required

All integrations and applications using the Adobe Acrobat Sign SOAP API must be migrated to the latest REST API V6 before the disablement date to ensure continued function.

 

[Important] Disablement of the SOAP API for Adobe Acrobat Sign Integration Partners has been moved up to July 1, 2024

First Reported: June 2018 - Updated March 2024

Current

The Acrobat Sign deprecation of the SOAP API has been moved up to July 1, 2024, for all integration partners.

All partners using the SOAP API must migrate to REST v6 API or risk a disruption in their service.

Please review the REST v6 and migration documentation:

Access to the SOAP API will be removed from access for integration partners on July 1, 2024.

Action Required

All integrations and applications using the Adobe Acrobat Sign SOAP API must be migrated to the latest REST API V6 before the disablement date to ensure continued function.

 

[New] Adobe Acrobat Sign end of development for the GigaSign application 

First Reported: March 2024

Current 

Customers using the GigaSign application are advised that there will be no further development of the application.

All customers are advised to move their existing GigaSign processes to utilize the new Send in Bulk feature, which has been improved to cover the functional differences that classic Send in Bulk did not provide. 
 

[New] Adobe Acrobat Sign's new Send in Bulk environment will become the default experience for all accounts on April 9, 2024.
The classic Send in Bulk environment will be retired in March 2025.

First Reported: March 2024

Current 

The new and improved Send in Bulk environment will be the default environment for all accounts starting with the April 9, 2024, release.

Links will remain available for users to switch between the new and classic environments, and administrators will continue to have the option to reset the default to the classic experience through their admin menu.

The classic environment will be entirely removed from the user experience by March 2025.
 

[New] Adobe Acrobat Sign's new Request Signature experience will become the default environment for all accounts to create new agreements on September 17, 2024.
The classic Compose environment will be retired in March 2025.

First Reported: March 2024

Current 

The new and improved Request Signature environment will be the default experience for all accounts to create a new agreement starting with the September 17, 2024, release.

Links will remain available for users to switch between the new and classic environments, and administrators will continue to have the option to reset the default to the classic experience through their admin menu.

The classic environment will be entirely removed from the user experience by March 2025.
 

[New] Acrobat Sign Technical Notice and Release-related notifications to end after the March 2024 release

First Reported: February 2024

Current 

Adobe Acrobat Sign will no longer be sending technical updates or release communications.  Instead, please visit the Acrobat Sign User Guide, where you can find Pre-Release Notes, Release Notes, and additional resources.  We also recommend becoming a part of the Adobe Sign community to ask questions and discuss new features and topics.
 

Email headers for recipient emails changed in the March 2024 release

First Reported: January 2024

Current 

The format of email headers has changed to alter the From property for recipient emails, such as the initial "Please Sign" and Reminder templates. The previous format of "Adobe Acrobat Sign on behalf of <SomeUser>" has been changed to "<SomeUser> via Adobe Sign". The shorter format will ensure that the sender's name is not truncated on smaller viewing platforms.

Two email headers, one highlighting the legacy header, and the other highlighting the new header

The text accompanying the Click to Sign banner was updated in the March 2024 release 

First Reported: January 2024

Current 

The footer text that prefaces the Click to Sign banner has been updated from "By signing, I agree to this agreement, the Consumer Disclosure, and to do business with <Sender>" to "By signing, I agree to this document, the Consumer Disclosure and to utilize electronic signatures."

Both the legacy and new Click to Sign banners

Bio-Pharma accounts - Enable improved authentication challenges for your account before September 17, 2024

First Reported: January 2024

Current 

The Bio-Pharma settings to enforce identity authentication were updated in the November 2023 Acrobat Sign system update and placed behind an Enable Now button to permit admins the time to review the update and elevate their account once they were comfortable with the changes. The Enable Now button is only available on the Bio-Pharma subsection of the admin menu.

The change to the enforced identity authentication settings removes the dependency between the controls, allowing admins to select any one (or more) settings as needed. Additionally, in the case of dependent controls that are checked but disabled, the checkbox is cleared to correctly reflect that the setting isn't in effect. 

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Controls that are enabled will remain enabled. All agreements will continue to work as before.

Enabling the new experience through the Enable Now button updates all groups in the account and removes the callout to apply the update. The update cannot be reversed.

Starting in February 2024, accounts that have enabled the first control (Enable authentication challenges and Signing reasons) but have not enabled the improved experience will receive two in-application engagements:

  • A dialog box appears on the Home screen after logging in. This dialog box only shows to a user one time.
  • A "hotspot" graphic on the Bio-Pharma admin menu that opens a dialog box when selected. The hotspot will show up to three times until the user selects it, with a 24-hour delay between displays.

After September 16, 2024, all accounts in the Acrobat Sign service will automatically be updated to use this new interface.

ACTION REQUIRED

Customers who have configured their Bio-Pharma controls (at the account level or for any group within the account) should manually enable the new experience in the application through their admin menu before September 17, 2024.

All groups will automatically update and properly retain all the expected authentications as configured before the update.

Caution:

Customer accounts that have not manually updated their accounts will be automatically updated by the system.

System-updated accounts will not automatically clear the checked but disabled dependent controls, resulting in those controls being enabled after the update.

This will impact new agreements, prompting recipients to authenticate for the enabled control conditions.

To prevent this, manually enable the new experience and take advantage of the automated process that converts disabled settings into unchecked settings.

Adobe Acrobat Sign for SharePoint Online: End of service as of June 28, 2024

First Reported: January 2024

Current 

Support for the Acrobat Sign for SharePoint Online integration is set to end on June 28, 2024. 

After June 28, agreements sent for signature from this integration will remain available for recipients to sign. However, the final completed documents will not be saved back into SharePoint. The final executed agreement must be downloaded manually (or through some other automation) and uploaded to your SharePoint site if you wish to save a copy in SharePoint Online.

Advanced workflow features, such as data mapping between SharePoint lists and Acrobat Sign workflow templates, will no longer be available, but the underlying data will not be affected. Completed agreements and other data previously stored on your SharePoint site or with Acrobat Sign will not be affected. 

Note:

This end-of-service notification only applies to the SharePoint Online integration.

Other integrations that can access SharePoint Online (e.g., Microsoft Power Automate and Microsoft Teams) are not impacted.

Notice to Acrobat Sign API users regarding HTTP header case insensitivity

First Reported: January 2024

Current 

Please note that HTTP headers are case-insensitive, as specified in RFC 2616 and RFC 7230. This means the header names can be written in any combination of upper and lower case letters. However, some applications or libraries may expect a certain case for the header names, such as Pascal-Case (e.g., Content-Type) or lowercase (e.g., content-type).

Due to upcoming infrastructure updates, Adobe Sign will be changing the case of some HTTP headers. This should not affect the service's functionality, but it may require some adjustments in your code or configuration if you rely on a specific case for the header names. We recommend reviewing your code and configuration to ensure they are compatible with case-insensitive headers.

For more information about HTTP headers, refer to the following resources:

Classic reporting to be removed from service in the first half of 2025

First Reported: September 2022 - Updated March 2024

Current 

Classic reporting will be completely removed from the Acrobat Sign interface in the first half of 2025. This includes the switch link that allows changing between environments. Once removed, customers will not be able to return to the classic environment to review classic reports, and scheduled reports will stop executing.

The modern reporting environment will remain as the only reporting solution.

All customers are strongly encouraged to recreate all of their existing reports in the new environment as soon as possible.

 

Improved Request Signature page for embedded applications 

First Reported: November 2023

Current 

Acrobat Sign has developed a version of the new Request Signature page as a  Single Page Application (SPA) for customers that have built their own custom integrations and applications. Instead of using browser cookies for the user session, this new solution uses session access tokens to access the Acrobat Sign workflows and pages.

The SPA solution overcomes a problem where browser cookies stored in an iFrame are viewed as third-party cookies, and the trend for browsers is to disable third-party cookies by default.

Customers with embedded solutions and want to take advantage of the SPA-built Request Signature page should contact support to enable the feature.

 

Unsanctioned page modifications may be disabled

First Reported: February 2023

Current

Modifications to HTML pages delivered by Adobe, except for those enabled by published APIs and features, are unsupported. Such modifications may interfere with the functionality of Acrobat Sign. Adobe may, at any time, make technical changes that disable the function of any non-Adobe-sanctioned HTML page modifications.

If your use of Acrobat Sign currently relies on modifying HTML from Acrobat Sign using browser extensions,  HTTP proxies, or any other means not enabled by Adobe published APIs and features, you should migrate away from these as soon as possible to avoid disruption.

This statement applies to any mechanism by which such modifications may be made, such as browser extensions and browser configurations that allow HTTP proxies to modify page content.

 

Update to how Adobe Acrobat Sign Reports assess group relationships in the March 2024 release - Completed

First Reported: November 2023

Current

Prior to the March 2024 release, the Acrobat Sign API does not have the parameters to retrieve the groupID of an agreement for accounts that do not have Users in Multiple Groups enabled. In this case, the user's current groupID is used when applying a Group filter to a report.

This impacts reporting for accounts that have moved users between groups, causing discrepancies by including and excluding agreements based on the user's current group and not the group the agreement was originally related to. Additionally, any data export containing an agreement from a user that has been moved reflects the current user's group, and may misrepresent some of the agreement's actual group.

The March 2024 release adds parameters to the API structure that include the creating groupID, thereby ensuring that group filtering will apply to the original group the agreement was created in and not the group the user is currently a member of. Customers that don't have UMG enabled should be aware that agreement numbers on reports created before the March 2024 release may change based on the number of users that have been moved between groups and their total volume of agreements.

 

Adobe Acrobat Sign Template: W-4 (2024)

First Reported: January 2024

Current 

The new IRS W-4 (2024) form, entitled W-4 2024 (Employee's Withholding Certificate), is scheduled to be added to the Acrobat Sign library at the beginning of February 2024.

ACTION REQUIRED

The new W-4 form template has a new libraryDocumentId. If you use the existing template’s libraryDocumentId in your applications, you will need to update it.

The 2023 version will be removed from the system as of March 2024 release.

Any application/API using the legacy (ver 2023) form must be updated before March 1st to ensure no disruption to successful service.

To find the libraryDocumentId in an API-enabled account:

  1. Log in as an Account Admin
  2. Click on the Account tab > Adobe Sign API > API Information > click the link: REST API Methods Documentation
  3. In the GET /libraryDocuments section, click the OAUTH ACCESS-TOKEN button 
    • Enable the library_read:self scope
  4. Click the Try it out! button
  5. In the Response Body, locate the new W-4 2024 (Employee's Withholding Certificate) form template (not ver. 2023) to see the libraryDocumentId value.  
Obtain the docID

Note:

Customers that prefer to manage the tax form within their account library can download a fully tagged PDF here.

If you need more information, please contact your Customer Success Manager.


Additional Resources


Past Notifications

New Public Key, Root, and Intermediate SSL Certificates - Completed February 1, 2024

First Reported: September 2023 - Updated December 2023

Removed From Current List: March 2024

Adobe Acrobat Sign rotated the Public key (for *.adobesign.com and *.echosign.com), Root, and Intermediate SSL Certificates on the morning of February 1, 2024.
There is no change to the underlying cryptographic protocols or schemes.

 

ACTION REQUIRED

Use of the public key

  • If you have custom-built integrations with Acrobat Sign using either the SOAP or REST APIs and if any of these integrations have ‘pinned’ the existing public key, no action is required.
  • If you are using Acrobat Sign’s SSL certificates for SSO, or if you’re pinning the certificate itself (or using other methods), you can find the new Acrobat Sign Root and Intermediate certificates in the Adobe Acrobat Sign System Requirements. The Public Key will be available on February 1, 2024.
    • If your SSO configuration supports multiple public certs/chains, you can add the new certificates now and remove the old public cert/chain from your configuration after the April switch.
    • If your SSO does not support multiple public certs/chains, you will need to sync your SSL switch with Acrobat Sign on February 1, 2024.  

The new SSL certificates will be active on February 1, 2024. 

 

Adobe Acrobat Sign Bulk Processor update - Completed

First Reported: January 2024

Removed From Current List: March 2024

Acrobat Sign has completed the updates to the Bulk Agreement Processor, which manages the processing of the Send in Bulk feature. 

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JP1 (Japan) - Completed

Friday, January 19, 2024 

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM PST

IN1 and AU1 (India and Australia) - Completed

Thursday, January 25, 2024 

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM PST

NA1, NA2, and EU1 (North America and Europe) - Completed

Friday, February 2, 2024

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM PST

During the upgrade, users remained able to create new Send in Bulk transactions through the user interface or API.

  • Newly created Send in Bulk transactions were accepted, and the generation of the child agreements resumed when the update was completed.
  • Send in Bulk transactions that started but were not completed were suspended until the update was completed.

Existing transactions were not affected, and customers were able to complete their actions on existing agreements without issue.

No other services were impacted, and the Acrobat Sign service remained up and functional throughout the upgrade process.

Adobe Acrobat Sign Database Maintenance on December 11, 2023 for the EU1 environment

First Reported: December 2023

Removed From Current List: January 2024

On December 11, 2023, the EU1 Acrobat Sign environment completed an adjustment to the webhooks database that briefly delayed processing times for webhooks.

The adjustment started just after 10am Pacific time on Sunday, December 11, 2023, and lasted roughly 10 minutes.

Attempts to create a new webhook through the user interface or API would have failed during the maintenance period, presenting a conspicuous error message.

The service remained up and functional during this time. Recipient activities were not be impacted.

Adobe Acrobat Sign Database Maintenance completed December 3, 2023 for the NA1, NA2, and NA4 environments

First Reported: November 2023

Removed From Current List: January 2024

On December 3, 2023, the NA1, NA2, and NA4 Acrobat Sign environments completed an adjustment to the webhooks database. 

The adjustment started just after 9pm Pacific time on Sunday, December 3, 2023.

The service remained up and functional during this time. Recipient activities were not impacted.

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