User Guide - Signer Guide

A guide for eSignAnyWhere signers

Default Use Case

The default use case for a signer is very simple. (1) The signer receives an email with a link to the document. (2) The signer has to open the link and sign the document. (3) Finish the document. (4) Additional download of the document
He/She is guided through the document by eSAW.

Signer receives an email


Signer opens the link

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

Sign the document

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

Finish the document

Download the document

Optional download of the document

Signature Types

The next figures show you the different signature types (Click2Sign, Draw2Sign, Type2Sign, Biometric Signature) and how to sign these individual signature fields.

Click 2 Sign

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

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.

Type 2 Sign

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


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.

Web browser: When signing a biometric signature a QR Code is generated and displayed to record the biometric signature on a smartphone or tablet.


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. 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.

SignOnPhone App: Sign the contract in the app. The biometric data is directly encrypted on the device.

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.


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.


Signature Types

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


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: