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Enroll with eSigner for Remote Document and EV Code Signing

Time needed: 30 minutes

These instructions will show you how to enroll a Document Signing or EV Code Signing certificate in eSigner, SSL.com’s CSC-compatible cloud signing service. With eSigner, you can securely sign documents or code remotely from any location, with no inconvenient hardware tokens. Before getting started, you’ll need a validated certificate order. Please refer to this how-to for complete ordering and validation instructions.

  1. Locate your certificate order.

    Log into your SSL.com user account and locate the certificate order you want to enroll in eSigner. If the certificate is an eligible type (EV Code Signing or Document Signing), you should see the label (eSigner ready).
    Locate order

  2. View order details.

    Click the order’s details or download link. (The name of this link varies depending on whether a certificate has been issued.)

  3. Create PIN.

    Create and confirm a 4-digit PIN, then click the create PIN button. (If you need to reset your eSigner PIN, please read this how-to.)
    Create PIN

  4. QR code appears.

    A QR code will appear. (The next time you reload the page the QR code will not be visible. If you need to to view or reset your eSigner QR code, please read this how-to.)
    QR Code

  5. Scan QR code.

    Scan the code into a 2-factor authentication app on your mobile device, such as Google Authenticator or Authy. The app will provide you with one-time passwords (OTPs) for use when signing. Each OTP is valid for 30 seconds.
    Authy app

  6. Finished!

    You’re now ready to start using your certificate to securely sign documents with eSigner. Note that the order is now labeled (eSigner enrolled). For information on signing and sharing your certificate with team members, please refer to these SSL.com resources:

    Sign Documents in the Cloud with eSigner Express
    Remote EV Code Signing with eSigner
    Team Sharing for eSigner Document and EV Code Signing Certificates

    eSigner enrolled

SSL.com’s Business Identity certificates offer secure S/MIME email protection, trusted digital signatures for Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office documents, and PKI-based client authentication, all for as low as $249.67 per year.


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