Remote signature ‘Made in Germany’ available for Adobe Sign

Legally recognized signatures made easy, mobile and secure: Bundesdruckerei and Adobe enter into a cooperation agreement.

  • Signing documents at home or on the move in a legally recognized manner
  • D-TRUST, the first German trust service provider to work with Adobe Sign

Berlin, 4 May 2020 – Adobe and Bundesdruckerei are integrating the sign-me remote signature into the Adobe Sign cloud service. Adobe Sign allows users to digitally sign important documents in a legally recognized manner: both on desktop PCs as well as on mobile devices, simply using the web browser. Bundesdruckerei with its subsidiary D-TRUST are enabling the qualified electronic signature ‘Made in Germany’ – as the first German qualified trust service provider (TSP) pursuant to the eIDAS Regulation, D-TRUST is supplying the digital certificates for this integrated solution.

The qualified electronic signature offers outstanding security and in the eyes of the law it is equal to the hand-written signature.  “By integrating sign-me into Adobe Sign, we are expanding the group of users for the digital signature and especially for applications that require a legally recognized signature. In addition to reducing costs and making business processes more efficient, the digital signature also enhances the customer experience,” says Dr. Kim Nguyen, CEO of D‑TRUST, a Bundesdruckerei company. The remote signature solution from Bundesdruckerei can be seamlessly integrated into Adobe’s cloud service. This is based on an open standard that was developed by the Cloud Signature Consortium (CSC).

John Jolliffe, Senior Manager, Strategic Development, for Adobe Document Cloud said: “As a founding member of the Cloud Signature Consortium (CSC), Adobe is pleased that Bundesdruckerei shares our vision of an open standard for e-signatures in the cloud that fit the requirements of any signing workflow – from the simplest standard signature to a highly compliant qualified digital signature.”

The consortium, which was founded by Adobe, is an international group of cloud signature and trust service providers as well as academic organizations committed to promoting the widespread use of qualified signatures. To this end, CSC has developed an open standard that promotes interaction between signature solutions like Adobe Sign and eIDAS-compliant signature services by trust service providers. The signature process works as follows: First of all, the documents can be uploaded into Adobe Sign and signature fields added to them. The solution supports PDF and Word files as well as customary graphic formats. The signature is triggered using two-factor authentication. The user has to enter a TAN which is sent by SMS to the user’s mobile phone. If the signed document is a PDF file, the recipient can then check the electronic signature using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. The software relies on the EU’s list of trusted service providers for the validity check.

More information on the cooperation with Adobe can be found under Cooperation with Adobe Sign.

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