Create a Digital ID

  1. Identify the signature field in the form you want to sign and click it.
  2. On the “Sign with a Digital ID” box that pops-up, click “Configure New Digital ID”.
  3. Select, what should be the last option, “Create a new Digital ID”, and then click the “Continue” button.
  4. Select “Save to File” and then click the “Continue” button.
  5. On the “Create a self-signed Digital ID” screen, update the following fields as noted below and then click the “Continue” button.
    1. Name: Your first and last name
    2. Organizational Unit: Leave this blank
    3. Organization Name: Leave this blank
    4. Email Address: Your email address
    5. Country/Region: This should default to “US – United States” and this is the appropriate option to select for signing US documents
    6. Key Algorithm: This should default to “2048-bit RSA” – leave this setting as is
    7. Use Digital ID for: This should default to “Digital Signatures” – leave this setting as is
  6. On the “Save the self-signed Digital ID to a file” screen, leave the default location setting and then enter a password you are sure to remember. This password secures your digital signature file and is required to be entered when signing documents.
  7. You may now “X” out of this window as your Digital ID has been created and saved.