Adobe Sign: Service Overview

What is Adobe Sign?

Adobe Sign is a powerful tool that makes it easy to send, sign, and track documents. The service can be used for simple tasks like sending a form to be completed over email or getting an outside supplier to sign a document, as well as more complex uses like sending one document to multiple people for approval or automating the approval flow of a frequently completed form.

Basic features

Advanced functionality

How to access?

If you are using Adobe Acrobat Sign for the first time, you can request access by filling out the Adobe Sign Request Form. You can request self-service which simply gives you access to the tool or you can request a consultation with our team of Adobe Sign experts to help you integrate the more advanced functionality with your business processes. Both of these services are free of charge at this time.

You may want a consultation if:

Once you have been granted access, navigate to to begin using the tool. For more information on using Adobe Sign, see Getting Started with Adobe Sign.

Note: A limited version of Adobe Sign is also available through Acrobat DC for anyone with an active University of Maryland Directory ID. However, you are encouraged to request access to the Adobe Sign Enterprise license using the request form above so that you can take advantage of the full esign and document management features available.


What do I need access for?

Anyone with a valid email address is able to receive, approve, and sign agreements that have been sent to them. This means when following proper electronic signature procedures, recipients can be internal or external to the University. 

In order to send agreements within Adobe Sign you need a valid account. You can request access by filling out the Adobe Sign Request Form.


When should I use an Electronic Signature?

For more information on when to use an electronic signature, please see our Adobe Sign Electronic Signature vs. Electronic Approval.