Creating a Digital Signature

How to sign a pdf document with a digital signature

Creating a Digital Signature

The easiest way to create a digital ID is to do it directly in the PDF form when it is already open in Adobe Reader. To download and install the latest version of Acrobat Reader for free, visit

  1. When you are finished filling out the document and are confident that no further edits need to be made, navigate to the Signature field, which is indicated by a small red flag. Click in that field.
  2. In the pop-up window, click on Configure Digital ID.

Configure Digital ID

  1. Choose Create a new Digital ID, and then click on Continue.

Create a new Digital ID

  1. Choose Save to File, and then click on Continue.

Save to File

  1. Enter your first and last name in the Name field, your department or unit in the Organizational Unit field, “UNLV” in the Organization Name field, and your UNLV email address in the Email Address field.
     Leave the bottom three fields as they appear, and then click on Continue.

UNLV information

  1. Click on Browse to provide the location where you want to store your digital ID. You can leave the default location if you plan to use this computer for filling out your PDF forms. If you plan to use other computers, you may want to store your ID on a flash drive to take with you. Wherever you decide to store your ID, make a note of that location.
  2. Create a password that you will remember. You will need it every time you use your digital ID. Click on Save.

Create a password

  1. Make sure your new Digital ID is selected, and then click on Continue.

New Digital ID

  1. Enter the password you used to create your digital ID, and then click on Sign.


  1. After the digital ID displays in the signature field of the PDF file, save it to your computer. When you close and open the file, it will retain the digital signature. You may now email or send the file through other electronic means, as needed.


Keywords:digital id ID signature signatures pdf sign adobe   Doc ID:109466
Owner:Janelle H.Group:University of Illinois Engineering IT
Created:2021-03-02 09:20 CDTUpdated:2021-03-02 09:20 CDT
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