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Configure cloud signature providers

Adobe Acrobat Sign Guide

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  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


  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. Check for users with provisioning errors
    6. Change Name/Email Address
    7. Edit a user's group membership
    8. Edit a user's group membership through the group interface
    9. Promote a user to an admin role
    10. User Identity Types and SSO
    11. Switch User Identity
    12. Authenticate Users with MS Azure
    13. Authenticate Users with Google Federation
    14. Product Profiles
    15. 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. Restricted Cloud Signatures Providers
    6. Electronic Seals
    7. Digital Identity
    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. Phone Authentication
      17. Knowledge-Based Authentication (KBA)
      18. Allow page extraction
      19. Document link expiration
      20. Upload a client certificate for webhooks/callbacks
      21. 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. Modify Agreements
      9. Agreement name
      10. Languages
      11. Private messages
      12. Allowed signature types
      13. Reminders
      14. Signed document password protection
      15. Signer identification options
        1. Overview
        2. Signing password
        3. Knowledge-based authentication
        4. Phone authentication
        5. One-time password
        6. Acrobat Sign authentication
        7. Cloud-based digital signature
        8. Government ID
        9. Signer Identity reports
      16. Enable Notarize transactions
        1. Document Expiration
      17. Preview, position signatures, and add fields
      18. Signing order
      19. Liquid mode
      20. Custom workflow controls
      21. Upload options for the e-sign page
      22. 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
    23. Migrating from to
    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. GDPR user management
    3. 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
    4. Healthcare customers
    5. IVES support
    6. eOriginal vaulting for chattel paper
    7. 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. Send Agreements  
    1. Send page overview
    2. Send an agreement only to yourself
    3. Send an agreement to others
    4. Written Signatures
    5. Send in Bulk
  2. 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 
  1. Authoring FAQ
  2. Sign Agreements
    1. Sign agreements sent to you
    2. Fill & Sign
    3. Self-signing
  3. 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. Hide/Unhide agreements from view
      4. Upload a signed agreement
      5. Modify a sent agreement's files and fields
      6. Edit a recipient's authentication method
      7. Add or modify an expiration date
      8. Add a Note to the agreement
      9. Share an individual agreement
      10. Unshare an agreement
      11. Download an individual agreement
      12. Download the individual files of an agreement
      13. Download the Audit Report of an agreement
      14. Download the field content of an agreement
  4. Audit Report
  5. Reporting and Data exports
    1. Overview
    2. Grant users access to reporting
    3. Report charts
      1. Create a new report
      2. 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. Power Automate Workflows 
    1. Enable Power Automate
    2. Power Automate Entitlements
    3. 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
      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 webform documents to SharePoint Library
        2. Save completed webform documents to OneDrive for Business
        3. Save completed webform documents to Google Drive
        4. Save completed webform 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
  4. 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
  5. 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


When your account or group is configured to accept cloud signatures (a digital signature where the signer’s digital certificate is securely stored in the cloud), Adobe Acrobat Sign account or group admins can pre-select the cloud signature provider(s) to simplify the process of signing. Identity providers (IdP) and trust service providers (TSPs) with Cloud Signature Consortium standard integrations to Acrobat Sign are available to be pre-selected for use with cloud signatures.

Pre-selecting one or more cloud signature providers allows admins to:

  • Define different identity solution providers/settings for internal or external signers
  • Show a pre-selected preferred identity solution
  • Allow signers to skip the identity solution selection screen (if only one provider is pre-selected)

Any limits on identity solutions permitted to be used sign an agreement are locked into the agreement at the time it is sent.

How to configure

The settings for preselecting cloud signature providers are enabled at the account level by an Acrobat Sign account admin. If group level settings are permitted, please note that they will override any account level values. 

Once the settings are saved in the Acrobat Sign admin UI, any provider enabled (as shown by the checkbox below) will be available to the signer at the time of signing. Senders do not need to do anything to have the setting take effect, and changing the cloud signature provider settings does not impact agreements already in progress.

The cloud signature provider settings are in the UI by navigating to: Account > Account Settings > Digital Signatures

Navigate to the Digital Signatures menu

Then, at the time of signing, the signer is presented with a drop-down list of identity solutions to select from to authenticate their identity and complete the signature process.

Recipient selection

If the signer has not been previously verified or has an existing digital identity with one of the acceptable identity solution providers, there is a configurable link provided on this screen.

Please note that the default link is configured to a page on

Configure by Signer Type

Acrobat Sign admins can configure different cloud signature providers for use by internal and external signers.

The section highlighted in yellow below establishes the default cloud signature provider settings for all signers. Admins have the option to enable a different set of controls for external recipients by checking the option to Use different digital signature settings for external signers (highlighted in teal below).

Allowed cloud signature providers

Configure the Preferred Cloud Signature Provider

When signers apply a signature, the preferred cloud signature provider option is displayed as preselected for them. If more than one cloud signature provider is enabled, the signer can change their selection to another approved cloud signature provider.

Preferred cloud signature provider

Restricted Identity Providers

There are some identity providers (IdPs) that restrict access to their commercial service to pre-authorized customers. This means that the service will not be accessible until the provider has authorized the account to use it. To activate a restricted IdP requires the subscribing account to provide their “Account ID” (as shown below highlighted in yellow) to the IdP to configure their cloud signature service.

Restricted access ID

Until authorized by the restricted IdP, signers will typically see an error message from the provider if trying to use a restricted cloud signature provider. Examples of restricted IdPs include BankID Sweden and NEM ID. Custom corporate cloud signature providers are also restricted to authorized accounts.


The Account ID is a property at the account level. All groups from an account share the same Account ID, so once the restricted IdP is authorized for an account, it becomes authorized for all groups of that account.

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