Creating a Digital Signature in Adobe Acrobat DC

  • Open Acrobat Acrobat DC, Click Edit and navigate to the Preferences menu

 

  • Choose Signatures from the ‘Categories:’ menu on the left. Next to the ‘Identities & Trusted Certificates’, click More..

  • Click Add ID.

  • Select A new digital ID I want to create now. Click Next.

  • Ensure New PKCS#12 digital ID file is selected. Click Next.

  •  Fill out the highlighted portions of the window. Do not change Key Algorithm, or Use digital ID for. Click Next.

  • Select Browse and locate your Personal Drive (H: or P:) to choose a save location, this is recommended as you will then have access to your Digital Signature from any machine.
  • Type in a password for your digital signature.

If you forget this password, you will have to create a new digital signature.There is no password recovery mechanism when you lose the password for your digital signature.

  • Click Finish. You can now use your digital signature to sign Adobe Acrobat forms.

Specify the default Digital Signature

  • Select the Digital Signature you want to use as the default.
  • Click the Usage Options button, and choose a task for which you want the Digital Signature as the default. To specify the digital ID as the default for two tasks, click the Usage Options button again and select a second option

 

Specify the default Digital Signature

  • Select the Digital Signature you want to use as the default.
  • Click the Usage Options button, and choose a task for which you want the Digital Signature as the default. To specify the digital ID as the default for two tasks, click the Usage Options button again and select a second option

Signing a Adobe Document with your Digital Signature

  • To add your already created Digital Signature to a PDF, Simply click on where it says Sign

  • In the pop up Select your Digital Signature and click Continue

  • Enter the password to your Digital Signature and click Sign

  • Your document is now Signed

Why cant i find my Digital Signature?

If you have created your Digital Signature in Adobe Acrobat it will not appear in Adobe Reader and vice versa.

To change Adobe Acrobat DC to your default PDF viewer, use the Change file association guide.

Delete your Digital Signature

  • In Acrobat, click the Edit menu and choose Preferences > Signatures. In Identities & Trusted Certificates, and click More.
  • Select Digital IDs on the left, and then select the digital ID to remove.
  • Click Remove ID.
  • Enter the password, and then click OK.