Adobe Acrobat: Digitally Sign a PDF


Adobe Acrobat has a feature to sign PDF's with a digital certificate. This functionality may meet your needs for a digital signature without purchasing the full Adobe Sign.

How To Digitally Sign

First, create a Self-Signed Digital ID (Signature) by following Adobe's instructions on their website. You may also set that signature as default by following the section Specify the default digital ID.

To use your Digital ID for the first time: 

  1. Open the PDF in Acrobat.
  2. Select Tools.
  3. Open the Certificate tool.
  4. Select the Digitally Sign option at the top of the window.
  5. Highlight the area that needs to be signed.
  6. Select the signature to be used.
  7. Enter the Digital ID pass and select sign.
  8. Save the PDF.



Article ID: 118206
Tue 10/13/20 9:49 AM
Wed 10/4/23 12:46 PM

Related Articles (2)

Adobe sign is no longer available.