Adobe Sign - What is Adobe Sign and how do I use it at the University of Illinois?

The University of Illinois uses Adobe Sign for e-signatures. Adobe Sign is a digital signature application that allows users to securely sign, initial, and enter other information on an electronic document rather than a physical copy. High use forms have already begun to be incorporated into Adobe Sign, with more forms being added weekly.

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Getting Access to Adobe Sign

  • Signers:  Signing documents using Adobe Sign is easy and straightforward.  University employees have default user access to sign documents in Adobe Sign.  External users can sign documents as well without the need for an Adobe Sign account.  If you like you can preview the signing experience.
  • Senders:  To gain access to send documents (agreements) out for signature, contact your appointed Group Admin.  They will approve and provision an Adobe Sign account for you. If your unit does not yet have a group, contact your USC.
  • USCs can provision accounts for a unit/department by registering a Adobe Sign group and appointing a Group Administrator. Complete and submit the Adobe Sign Access Request form: Once the group is activated, the appointed Group Admin can provision sending accounts as needed for their users. If a USC wants to act as Group Admin, their backup USC must complete the Access Request form. 

Logging into Adobe Sign

The Adobe Sign login can be accessed by navigating to

To start the login process, enter your full campus email address, e.g.,, **PLEASE NOTE: At this time, addresses are not supported on this platform. Please use your campus-specific email.** These credentials will redirect you to the standard University Single-Sign-On (SSO) page, if you are not already signed in. On the SSO page, enter your U of I credentials (NetID and password) and click Login. You will then be brought to the Adobe Sign homepage. 

Signing is one the main functions of Adobe Sign. Anyone can sign via an email link on any web browser on their computer or using their mobile device. If you have an Adobe Sign account, you can also sign using the “Adobe Sign manager” iOS or Android native app. You can also initiate signing from the Manage page. Signing is also built into the “Fill & Sign” process. Adobe Sign supports the latest web browsers on smartphones and tablets that run the iOS or Android operating systems.

More Information

Please visit the University's eSignature page for full Terms of Service, Frequently Asked Questions, and relevant policies. 

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Keywords:e-signatures, electronic signature, digital signatures, records management, AITS   Doc ID:99719
Owner:Julie W.Group:University of Illinois System
Created:2020-03-30 09:11 CSTUpdated:2020-12-22 15:27 CST
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