Create a Digital Signature in Adobe Acrobat


  • How do I create a digital signature in Adobe Acrobat?


  1. In Acrobat, click the Edit menu and choose Preferences > Signatures.
  2. On the right, click More for Identities & Trusted Certificates.
  3. Select Digital IDs on the left, and then click the Add ID button Add a new digital ID
  4. Select the option A New Digital ID I Want To Create Now, and click Next.                                                         Create a new digital ID
  5. Specify where to store the digital ID (Windows Certificate Store is recommended), and click Next. See Additional Information below for more details.PKCS-digital-id
  6. Type a name, email address, and other personal information for your digital ID. When you certify or sign a document, the name appears in the Signatures panel and in the Signature field.Enter your identity information
  7. Click Finish.
  8. If a digital ID file with the same name exists, you're prompted to replace it. Click OK to replace, or browse and select a different location to store the file.
  9. The digital ID is created. You can export and send your certificate file to contacts who can use it to validate your signature.The ID is created

Additional Information

  • Recommended: Windows Certificate Store (Windows only)

    Stores the digital ID to a common location from where other Windows applications can also retrieve it.

    Otherwise: New PKCS#12 Digital ID File (Mac or Windows)

    Choose an option from the Key Algorithm menu. The 2048-bit RSA option offers more security than 1024-bit RSA, but 1024-bit RSA is more universally compatible. From the Use Digital ID For  menu , choose whether you want to use the digital ID for signatures, data encryption, or both. Click Next.Provide a password for the ID If you selected 'Windows Certificate Store' earlier you may skip this step and click Finish, otherwise: Type a password for the digital ID file. For each keystroke, the password strength meter evaluates your password and indicates the password strength using color patterns. Reconfirm your password. The digital ID file is stored at the default location as shown in the File Name field. If you want to save it somewhere else, click Browse and choose the location.

    Stores the digital ID information in a file, which has the extension .pfx in Windows and .p12 in Mac OS. You can use the files interchangeably between operating systems. If you move a file from one operating system to another, Acrobat still recognizes it.

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