• Digital Signature in Adobe

    Sensitive transactions between businesses generally require an ID from a certificate authority rather than a self-signed one.

    1. Choose Edit > Preferences > Signatures.
    2. Select Identities & Trusted Certificates and click More.
    3. Select Digital IDs on the left, and then click the Add ID button https://helpx.adobe.com/content/dam/help/icons/A_AddID_Lg_N.png.
    1. Select the option A New Digital ID I Want To Create Now, and click Next. 
    1. Specify where to store the digital ID, and click Next.
    • New PKCS#12 Digital ID File (PASSWORD PROTECTED)

      • Stores the digital ID information in a file, which has the extension .pfx in Windows.

      • Type a password for the digital ID file. For each keystroke, the password strength meter evaluates your password and indicates the password strength using color patterns. Reconfirm your password. 

    • Windows Certificate Store (Windows only)

      • Stores the digital ID to a common location from where other Windows applications can also retrieve it.

    1. Type a name, email address, and other personal information for your digital ID. When you certify or sign a document, the name appears in the Signatures panel and in the Signature field.
    1. From the Use Digital ID for menu, choose whether you want to use the digital ID for signatures, data encryption, or both.
    1. This step is only for the New PKCS#12 Digital ID File Type a password for the digital ID file. For each keystroke, the password strength meter evaluates your password and indicates the password strength using color patterns. Reconfirm your password. 

    Note: 

    Make a backup copy of your digital ID file. If your digital ID file is lost or corrupted, or if you forget your password, you cannot use that profile to add signatures.