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Adobe Sign - What are the known issues and troubleshooting tips?

Common issues and problems encountered while using Adobe Sign.

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In many of the Adobe Support help documents, they direct you to find the "Account" tab in the top navigation bar, but users report that it is not there. If you are trying to access your profile and individual settings, look for the "Enhance Your Account" tile that appears in the icon menu on the main page of your dashboard. 

If you are a Group Admin and need to make changes to your group, there should be a "Group" tab on the top navigation bar that will take you to that area of the website. Please note that your group must be created by the Account Services team and individual Group Admins cannot create groups. They can only add users to their existing group and edit permission levels.


You must use your,, or to sign into yourauthorized University of Illinois Adobe Sign account. To ensure that your signature is validated by the university authentication service, resource accounts (e.g,, sub-domains (e.g.,, and system office addresses (e.g., should NOT be used. These may bring you to an unauthorized personal account with limited functionality. When you log in properly with your campus email address, your landing page will display the University of Illinois System logo:


Likewise, when sending documents for signature, you should be careful to use campus-specific email domains to prevent issues.


Adblockers have been observed to interfere with some dynamic features of Adobe Sign. If you experience trouble creating signatures or using the drag-and-drop features, please turn off any Adblockers you have installed and refresh the page.


With the University-wide roll out of Adobe Sign, if you have previously had an Adobe Sign account using your authorized University of Illinois specific email address (e.g.,,, or, you will receive an email like the one below indicating you are no longer authorized to send documents for signature until you either “archive” your existing Adobe Sign account or change your email address used by that account from a University of Illinois specific one to a personal one. For more information about Adobe Sign at the University of Illinois, visit:
Email sent to existing Adobe Sign users


External Archives are currently only available at a Group level. Please contact the AITS Service Desk for assistance. 

Keywords:adobe sign, digital signatures, e-signatures, AITS, electronic signature   Doc ID:99990
Owner:Julie W.Group:University of Illinois System
Created:2020-04-02 13:50 CSTUpdated:2020-07-31 10:05 CST
Sites:University of Illinois System
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