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Instructions for Applying Digital Signature in Adobe Acrobat DC(sometimes referred to as Adobe Reader)Many business transactions require high assurance when signing documents. When documents aredistributed electronically, it is important that recipients can: Verify document authenticity—confirming the identity of each person who signed the document Verify document integrity—confirming that the document has not been altered in transitCertificate-based signatures provide both of these security services.1. When you open a file with digital signature capabilities, you will see the “Trusted CertificatesUpdate” screen. Put a checkmark in the “In the future install automatically” box and then clickOK.2. A window indicating Security settings have been successfully updated will appear. Click OK.3. When you are ready to digitally sign the form, click in the signature block. If this is the first timeyou have used a digital signature in Adobe, you will see the Digital ID Configuration Requiredwindow. Click Configure Digital ID.4. The “Configure a Digital ID for signing” window will appear. Click Create a new Digital ID.A digital ID is like an electronic driver’s license or passport that proves your identity. A digital IDusually contains your name and email address, the name of the organization that issued it, aserial number, and an expiration date. Self-signed digital IDs can be adequate for personal useor small-to-medium businesses. Their use should be limited to parties that have establishedmutual trust – different from Docu-Sign.

5. The “Select the destination of the new Digital ID” window will appear. Click Save to File

6. The “Create a self-signed Digital ID” window will appear. Enter the data requested and clickcontinue.7. The “Save the self-signed Digital ID” to a file window will appear. Enter and confirm a password,then click Save.

8. The “Sign with a Digital ID” window appears. Select the Digital ID you want to use (most peoplewill have only one). Click continue.9. The “Sign as Your Name” window will appear. Enter the password for your digital signature andclick Sign. When you click Sign, you will be prompted to save the file. Save it with a name thatwill indicate that it is a signed version.10. After the document is saved, you will see the digital signature in the signature line:

Instructions for Applying Digital Signature in Adobe Acrobat Pro(sometimes referred to as Adobe Writer)1. Click inside the signature block on the fillable PDF:2. The Sign Document box will appear:3. Leave Standard Text in the Appearance dropdown. Using standard text is the most simplemethod for digitally signing a fillable PDF. Just below the appearance box you will see yourdigital signature.4. Once you click Sign, a Save As box will come up. Name the document so that you will know it isa signed version, i.e., CSeries authorization CEnnis signed, or something that makes sense toyou.5. After you sign, the form will show something similar to below if you used the recommendedstandard text:If you have other versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader or Writer and need assistance, please contact theCommunications Division.

3. When you are ready to digitally sign the form, click in the signature block. If this is the first time you have used a digital signature in Adobe, you will see the Digital ID Configuration Required window. Click Configure Digital ID. 4. The "Configure a Digital ID for signing" window will appear. Click Create a new Digital ID.