An e-signature or electronic signature is an efficient and legal way to get electronic documents signed quickly. Secure and trusted around the world, e-signatures can replace a handwritten signature in many processes. Get started with e-signatures from Adobe.
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Need a more secure type of e-signature?
Digital signatures, such as our cloud signatures, are considered to be the most secure type of e-signature around the world. When you need the highest level of assurance to identify a signer, protect your transaction, or comply with local laws, opt for a digital signature that uses a digital identity verified by a trusted third party.
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As Microsoft’s preferred e-signature solution, Acrobat Sign integrates seamlessly with Microsoft applications. You can create, edit, and sign documents in multiple document formats without leaving Microsoft 365. You can access integrations with many other business tools, including Salesforce and Workday.
A digital signature is a more secure electronic signature that is generated using a digital certificate and cryptographically bound to the document using public key infrastructure (PKI). The digital certificate is unique to the signer and obtained from a trusted 3rd party such as a trust service provider (TSP) or certificate authority (CA) after verification of the signer’s identity.
Yes. An electronic signature is a broad term for any electronic process that indicates acceptance of an agreement or a record. A digital signature refers to a more secure electronic signature that is generated using a digital certificate and cryptographically bound to the document using public key infrastructure (PKI).
A cloud signature is a digital signature where the signer’s digital certificate is managed by a trust service provider (TSP) in the cloud. Cloud signatures rely on the global open standard created by the Cloud Signature Consortium (CSC). Compared to a traditional digital signature applied using a physical smart card or USB token, a cloud signature makes it easy to apply trusted digital signatures directly from a mobile device or a Web browser. For more information, please see the digital identity solution providers page in the Adobe Trust Center.
An electronic seal or e-seal is used by a legal entity such as a business or organization to certify the origin, authenticity, and integrity of documents. Electronic seals may provide strong legal evidence that the document has not been altered and originated from the entity identified by the digital sealing certificate.