Adobe Sign Enterprise - Setup

How Rice employees can create an account and access Adobe Sign Enterprise.

Service Description
Service Use Requirements
Who will need an Adobe Sign Enterprise Account?
Procedure for accessing Rice Adobe Sign 
How to access Adobe Sign Enterprise
How to Sign In

 Service Description

Adobe Sign is an electronic document management service that facilitates and supports electronic signatures that are compliant with state and federal laws. Documents created with or for Adobe Sign can be used for legally binding contracts within Rice and between Rice and external entities. Rice University recognizes that electronic transactions promotes efficiency and provides this service to facilitate these needs. This service replaces the need for creating, handling and distribution, and the use of wet (pen and paper) signatures.

 Service Use Requirements

Adobe Sign is currently the only e-signature service approved for Rice Business Documents and only those individuals who have been granted signature authority may sign documents using this service. See Rice Policy 810 Signature and Approval Authority for requirements. Any other eSignature service must be approved by VP/CIO and CISO.

Service users are required to have training on the proper use and management of Adobe Sign.

Service users are required to have an Adobe Creative Cloud account to access Adobe Sign Enterprise.

Service users must have read and acknowledge their responsibilities under Rice Policy 810 Signature and Approval Authority and the Rice Policy 849 Use of Electronic Signatures and that signature authority rules as defined in Rice Policy 810 apply to electronically signed documents.

For additional information, refer to the Adobe Sign Rice Blog.

 Who will need an Adobe Sign Enterprise Account?

  • No account needed: Individuals who only sign documents, such as students or faculty, do not require an Adobe Sign Enterprise account. They can simply sign their documents with their Rice email address and Adobe Sign will verify their signature using email.
  • Account needed: Staff members who will be creating / sending agreements will require an Adobe Sign Enterprise account. To send an agreement you will require an Adobe Sign Enterprise account. Typical administrative staff will be given an account.

 Procedure for accessing Rice Adobe Sign

When you are ready, enter an OIT Help Desk ticket by emailing (or contact OIT Help Desk) requesting Adobe Sign Enterprise. Please include information such as the department or group you would like to be a member of.

After an administrator adds your account, you will receive an email requesting you to activate your Adobe Sign Enterprise account. 

Critical Note: Adobe Creative Cloud includes Adobe Sign Pro, which is the basic version of Adobe Sign. This is not the same as Adobe Sign Enterprise. If you currently have an Adobe Sign Pro account, you may lose access to all agreements in this account. Please download and backup any agreements you have in your Adobe Sign Pro account before requesting access, as any agreements lost cannot be recovered.

 How to access Adobe Sign Enterprise

There are three ways to get to Adobe Sign Enterprise

  1. Direct link / bookmark

This figure shows an Edit bookmark screen with the Name set to Adobe Sign and the URL set to the one listed in paragraph above.

2. By navigating to Adobe Sign Enterprise through your Adobe Creative Cloud account on:

This image highlights the Sign In option on the Adobe Creative cloud title bar.

Select Adobe Sign from the Adobe homepage if you are in the Adobe Creative Cloud account.

The Adobe Sign option is highlighted in the Adobe Creative Cloud account screen.

3. From Adobe Document Cloud:

The Adobe Sign option is highlighted on the Adobe Document Cloud window.

 How to Sign In

Once you arrive at the login screen, you will need to sign in with your Rice NetID email address (NetID +

After entering your NetID email, select the Password field and you will automatically be taken to the next page.

The Adobe ID window with fields for entering and your password.

Select Enterprise ID

You might need to login to Rice Identity Provider, using your NetID and password.

You will be taken to your Adobe Sign dashboard.

(Note: if you do not see the Rice logo in the upper left corner of the dashboard, then you are not in the right Adobe Sign Account, contact the OIT Help Desk.)

Top level view of the Rice Adobe Sign dashboard.

Keywords:adobe sign enterprise setup docusign echosign document management signature esignature electronic signature dms creative cloud   Doc ID:85738
Owner:Chris B.Group:Rice University
Created:2018-09-19 17:07 CDTUpdated:2020-12-11 19:18 CDT
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