Signer Guide

A guide for eSignAnyWhere signers

Types of Signers

There are two types of signers:

  • Anonymous Signer: User has no account on the eSignAnywhere Platform
  • Registered Signer: User has an account on the eSignAnywhere Platform

Default Use Case

The default use case for a signer is very simple. The signer receives an email with a link to the document. The signer has to open the link and sign the document. He is guided through the document by eSAW.

Signer receives an email

eSAW Notification

Signer opens the link

Signer opens the link to get to the document. The layout is dynamic, to use the available area efficiently.

eSAW Document View

eSAW Document View Pagepreview
Larger version with a page preview on the left.

Signing the document

The signer signs the document by clicking on the signature field or using the guiding.

eSAW Document Signing

Finishing the document

eSAW Finish Document

eSAW Document Finish or Reject
Finish and reject in the menu

Downloading of the Document

Optional download of the document

eSAW Document Download

Signature Types

Click 2 Sign

This is the simplest signature type, the signer has just to click on the signature field to sign it.

eSAW Click2Sign Signaturetype
To apply the signature the signer has to confirm signing by clicking.

eSAW Click2Sign Signaturetype on Document
Signature on the document

Draw 2 Sign

This type allows the signer to draw his signature by mouse, finger or pen. Just an image of his signature is created and embedded into the document.

eSAW Draw2Sign Signaturetype
Signer draws his signature to sign the document.

eSAW Draw2Sign Signaturetype on Document
Signature on the document

Type 2 Sign

With this type the signer has to type in his name to sign the signature field.

eSAW Draw2Sign Signaturetype
The type to sign dialog box.

eSAW Draw2Sign Signaturetype Font Selection
The signer can select his preferred font.

eSAW Draw2Sign Signaturetype on Document
Signature on the document

Biometric Signature

There are two ways to sign with a biometric signature in eSignAnyWhere:

  1. SignAnyWhere App for iOS and Android
  2. Browser with SIGNificant SignOnPhone App for iOS, Android and Windows
(1) SignAnyWhere App

The signer uses a smartphone or tablet with the preinstalled SignAnyWhere App. When the signer opens the SignAnyWhere App Link of the email the app will start automatically and loading the document. The biometric signature is nativly recorded and encrypted on the tablet or smartphone via the SignAnyWhere App.

(2) Browser (PC) with SIGNificant SignOnPhone App

The Biometric Signature requires a smartphone or tablet with the SIGNificant SignOnPhone App. The App is used to record the biometric signature. The smartphone or tablet is required because of security reasons to ensure high encryption and security of the biometric data. The App is available for free download in the App-Stores of iOS, Android and Windows.

eSAW Signaturetype Biometric Signature
Webbrowser: When signing a biometric signature a QR Code is generated and displayed to record the biometric signature on a smartphone or tablet.

eSAW Signaturetype Biometric Signature - SignOnPhone App 1
SignOnPhone App: The SIGNificant SignOnPhone App. The signer has to select the correct server “eSignAnyWhere”. If you are using eSAW on premise you have to define the endpoint in the settings of the app.

eSAW Signaturetype Biometric Signature - SignOnPhone App 2
SignOnPhone App: To change server settings the signer just select it from the service provider list.

eSAW Signaturetype Biometric Signature - SignOnPhone App 3
SignOnPhone App: Scan the QR Code in the app.

eSAW Signaturetype Biometric Signature - SignOnPhone App 4
SignOnPhone App: Sign the contract in the app. The biometric data is directly encrypted on the device.

eSAW Signaturetype Biometric Signature - SignOnPhone App 5
SignOnPhone App: By clicking “Accept” the signature will be applied. If the signer has to sign a second signature field he just has to click in the next signature field.

eSAW Biometric Signature on Document
Webbrowser: The applied signature on the document after using the SignOnPhone App.

Optional Features

Signature Disclosure

If the Signature Disclosure is used, the signer will just get access to the document if he accepts the Signature Disclosure.

eSAW Signature Disclosure


When Authentication is used (e.g. SMS or PIN) the signer has to authenticate himself before he gets access to the document. So the content of the document is protected and access is just granted to the signer. If there are more than one authentication methods for the signer available, the signer can select the one he/she prefers.

eSAW Authentication SMS and PIN

eSAW Authentication SMS-OTP
SMS Authentication OTP

Signature Types

The sender of an envelope can select more than one signature type, so that the signer is able so choose his prefered type. Moreover if it is a batch signature, the signer can decide if he wants to sign all fields at once or each by each.

Multi-Type and Batch-Signature
Multi-Type and Batch-Signing Options for the signer. This screenshot shows all options for the signer and gets simpler with less options.


If you allow recipients of an envelope to delegate the signing task (see envelope setting in Step3 or organisation settings), the recipient will see the following options:

eSAW Delegation
The signer can delegate the task directly via buttion or in the menu via “Delegate”.

eSAW Delegate 2
The signer has to enter the new information about delegation (First name, Last name, Email, Phone and a delegation reason).

Print Friendly