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How to Sign a Document Digitally with Digidoc

Steps To Follow

To sign a document using DigiDoc, follow these steps:

1. Set Up

Connect your e-resident card to your computer and ensure you have installed the necessary drivers and plugins. We explain how to install the e-resident card and solutions to frequent problems in this article.

After that, open DigiDoc. Keep the document you want to sign handy. Ensure that your card appears at the top in green and shows your name and personal code.

2. Choose the document

Next, drag and drop the document into DigiDoc or click "… Or load file from disk" and navigate until you find and select the document you want to sign.

You will be asked to give a name to the container containing your signed document. Usually, you want to keep the same name. The extension of this container, including the document with your digital signature, will be .asice.

3. Add your signature

Now click on "Sign with ID-Card." Alternatively, you can click on the chevron at the right of that button and choose to sign with Smart-ID if you have activated it.

DigiDoc will ask for your PIN2 to complete the signature.

Once this is done, the signature will be added, and you will see a message at the app's top.

Congratulations! You have digitally signed the document. Now, you can send this .asice document to anyone, and everyone can use DigiDoc to verify your signature.

Please note that a digital signature is equivalent to your handwritten signature. This means that digitally signing a contract or agreement has the same value as manually.


What options are available for signing using DigiDoc?

You can add your digital signature using your e-Residency card, Smart-ID, and Mobile-ID.

DigiDoc does not show my card or personal information, even though it is correctly inserted in the reader.

Sometimes the e-Residency card and the reader do not work as well as they should. If that happens to you, try the following solutions, from top to bottom, one by one, until one works:

Try to move the card. Ensure it is well placed (with the chip facing up) and that the chip reader is directly on it. Check that the light is on, and try again.
– Remove the card from the reader and reinsert it.
– Restart the browser and try again
– Try another browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera …), but remember to have installed the appropriate plugins.
– Restart the computer
– If everything else fails, contact ID support.

Can I add multiple documents in a single container?

Yes, you can add as many files as you want and sign them all simultaneously.

Do you still have questions about digitally signing a document with Digidoc? Contact our support team here.

Updated on: 13/10/2023

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