Adobe Sign at the University of Illinois

Send forms electronically to be completed and signed

What is Adobe Sign?

Adobe Sign is an electronic signature application that allows users to securely sign, initial, and enter other information on an electronic document rather than a physical copy.

Benefits of using Adobe Sign


  • Faster Signatures: Routine approval processes can take weeks because physical documents must be walked or mailed for physical signatures. With Adobe Sign, documents are automatically routed through the approval process as they are signed, eliminating travel time.
  • More Visibility In The Approval Process: Adobe Sign tracks in real time each document’s location in the approval process and who still needs to sign, with updates sent periodically to remind signers they have a document waiting for their approval. No more physical forms getting lost amid the clutter.
  • Easier Storage: Adobe Sign utilizes electronic documents, eliminating the need to scan and store physical documents.

How to Get Started


  • Signers: If you only need to sign documents, you are already good to go! Signing documents using Adobe Sign is easy and straightforward. You do not need an Adobe Sign account to sign documents. You can preview the signing experience.
  • Senders: To start sending documents out for signature, contact your Unit Security Contact (USC). They can configure an Adobe Sign account for you.
  • USCs: You can provision accounts for your department by registering as an Adobe Sign group administrator. Complete and submit the Adobe Sign Access Request form. Once you have an account, you can add additional members to your group to send documents.
  • Email Addresses: Individual university email addresses (i.e., netid@illinois.edu, netid@uic.edu, or netid@uis.edu) must be used when possible. Resource accounts (e.g, department@illinois.edu), sub-domains (e.g., user@dept.uis.edu), and system office addresses (e.g., netid@uillinois.edu) should NOT be used.

Additional Information


  • Training: Many guides and tutorials are available in the University’s Knowledge Base.
  • Questions: If you have a general question about the use of Adobe Sign, please reference the FAQ and Terms of Service pages.
  • Contact: Solutions to common issues are available in the University’s Knowledge Base. Additional assistance is available through the AITS Service Desk.
  • Metrics: Adobe Sign has quickly become a popular service. The usage report highlights the volume and completion rate of documents over time, as well as active senders.