emSigner 2019 Summer Release

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Release Bulletin for emSigner – 2.7.0
emSigner is extremely pleased to announce an exciting set of seven new updates to all our privileged customers this summer. Let’s begin with the introduction of LTV ((Long Term Validity) signature — i.e., a signature with an embedded timestamp and certificate status information — which is essential to verify the authenticity and integrity of signed document months or years down the line. Leveraging the latest addition, customers can easily configure Time Stamp Authority (TSA) credentials, so that the timestamp is fetched from TSA while signature is placed in the document. Go through the knowledge base article here to know more about how to use this innovative functionality.

Next in the list of updates is the addition of Custom Status functionality, which allows users to configure additional statuses. Refer the knowledge base article here to get acquainted with the usage of this new feature. Then there is the option to Link Documents. This new feature permits users to link signed documents in completed tab to a workflow, so that when any document is initiated using that workflow by the initiator, signatories of the workflow can see the signed document that is linked. Click here to know more about this feature.

Also the list of upgrades includes the new FTP and Certificate settings. The former lets users to configure FTP credentials to fetch, view and sign documents in bulk from external sources in a secured way, while the latter allows them to configure signing certificate credentials so that the certificate that is hosted in the external server can be fetched and used to counter sign the document. Refer following knowledge base articles to enable FTP settings and Certificate settings respectively: How do I configure FTP settings? & Can I use the certificate that is hosted in external server to counter sign the document?

Finally there is the Share with Me functionality and provision to provide login as well as user plan upgrade option for adhoc users. Users can use the former option to check the documents shared with them on the emSigner dashboard itself rather than the usual practice of searching for documents in their inbox; while the latter option is helpful for adhoc users to login into the emSigner platform by creating a password for their registered user name. The latter option also allows adhoc users to upgrade their plan if and when the need arises. Refer the following two knowledge base articles for more information about these two options: Does a user have an option to view all the documents shared to them? & Does adhoc user have access to the documents they have signed?