How to Create an Electronic Signature

How to Create an Electronic Signature

Written By
Joy Cunanan
Updated on
August 25, 2023
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Physical signatures on paper documents are becoming a thing of the past, as the convenience and flexibility afforded by electronic signatures can no longer be understated. Without a doubt, signing a document electronically is the easier option as opposed to the time-consuming process of printing, signing, then scanning the document. 

Are you in need of a quick and easy solution to your online document signature problem? Creating your electronic signature can be done with Lexagle in just a few steps. In this article, we’ll go through these steps and discuss the difference between electronic signatures and digital signatures. You may also read our eSignatures guide to find out why electronic signatures are being adopted by most companies today.

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How do I create an electronic signature on Lexagle?

  1. Open and view the signing request email. This will send you to the Signing Room by Lexagle where you will be required to log in as a signatory.
  1. Once you have successfully viewed the document, do ensure that you have fully read the document before signing it. If the document does not have signing fields prepared for you, you should start with placing signing fields where you deem appropriate.
  1. Simply fill the signing fields with your signature. You can generate this by uploading your signature, drawing your signature, or typing your signature.
  1. Once done, simply click Confirm & Sign to apply your signature. Once all signatories have completed signing the document, a final copy of the signed document in the Signing Room if you are a registered Lexagle user. You will get a copy sent to your email if you are not a registered Lexagle user.

What are digital signatures?

Digital signatures, which include electronic signatures or e-signatures, are like electronic ‘fingerprints’ which are encrypted and used as proof of identity. Often, a digital signature is attached to the e-signature you create which validates its origin and time of creation. This allows electronic signatures to become legally binding. 

Digital signatures are a cryptographic hash generated for a document and encrypted with a private key. The recipient of the document will then receive a copy of the hash along with a public key to open the hash, which then generates another cryptographic hash on the recipient’s end after having been unlocked.

Are digital signatures safe?

An electronic signature is considered legally binding under the ESIGN act of the United States as well as the Electronic Transactions Act under Singapore. E-signatures, along with the digital signatures attached to them, are a topic pondered over by various legal entities across the world for well over a decade now. However, the same safety concerns on e-signatures are also applicable to wet-ink signatures. The risk of a digital signature being mimicked or exploited is about the same as the risk of someone managing to copy your wet-ink signature. This makes  e-signature a practical option from a safety standpoint. After all, most legally binding documents are considered valid with electronic signatures, with a few rare exceptions. 

Sign your online documents with Lexagle

Here at Lexagle, we pride ourselves on security and ease of use. From fellow legal workers to other fellow legal workers, we understand the pain you go through when handling large amounts of contracts every day. Save your valuable time and free yourself from low-level signing tasks with our contract management platform.

Sign PDFs and documents with your electronic signature using Lexagle to experience convenience where there was none before.

How to Create an Electronic Signature
Joy Cunanan
Joy is the Digital Transformation Manager at Lexagle. As a marketing professional in the Tech and B2B industry for over seven years, she is always on the lookout for the next best solution in the ever-changing online world. With a passion for helping businesses thrive and optimize operations, she shares her expertise in the power of contract lifecycle management and its capacity of easing the contracting process for busy organizations worldwide.

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