We are delighted to announce the recent advancements made to our Aloaha eForms server. With our unwavering commitment to ensuring a seamless and secure form editing and form-filling experience, we've rolled out several updates, placing a significant emphasis on electronic signatures.
Revamped Handwritten Electronic Signature
Our Handwritten Electronic Signature has always been a foundational element of our services, allowing users to endorse forms with a clear "declaration of intent." In the context of e-Signatures and eIDAS, handwritten electronic signatures are classified as "Simple electronic signature (SES)." The SES is, as the name suggests, a straightforward method of signing. It can be as basic as a scanned signature placed as an image under documents.
Traditional handwritten signatures come with numerous advantages over card and PIN systems:
They are globally acknowledged as a method of signing.
There's zero chance of losing it.
Forgetting it is never a concern.
It safeguards against unauthorized transfers.
There's no risk of unintentional provision.
It's the go-to method for validating declarations of intent.
Innovative Mobile Digital Signature
In our pursuit to enhance the signing process, we've launched a feature that dispatches an email to users upon form submission. This email contains both a link and a QR Code, enabling users to digitally overlay an X.509 Adobe Compliant digital signature on top of their handwritten signature using their mobile devices. These signatures can be effortlessly verified using any Adobe Reader on Windows, ensuring authenticity and protection.
The Mobile Digital Signature, added by the CodeB Signator, is in the context of e-Signatures and eIDAS an Advanced electronic signature (AES). The AES offers a significantly higher value compared to the simple version. In case of disputes, it facilitates precise validation of the signature, ensuring both the integrity of the document and the authentication of the signatory. This determines if any changes were made to the document and identifies the individual who signed it. The AES is especially suitable for all form-free processes, such as correspondence, contracts, and agreements with customers and partners. It is particularly beneficial when there's a need to provide evidence and legally document a declaration of intent for a specific process.
Experience this dual-signature workflow here. Start by applying your handwritten signature, then scan the QR Code received via email. The final signature will combine the handwritten electronic signature with the X509 Signature.
Cutting-edge Mobile Authentication Methods
In this digital age, security is paramount. Hence, we've embedded mobile authentication options, both direct and Azure B2C. When you engage with our authenticated forms, the authentication specifics are directly integrated into the signature, amplifying both security and clarity. Dive into this feature here.
Sign Existing PDF Documents with Ease
For those with existing PDF documents, worry not! You can promptly upload them for signing on our platform here. Additionally, we're on the brink of introducing a feature that will empower users to visually position their signature on the form, making the entire process even more user-friendly.
In conclusion, innovation is a continuous journey at Aloaha eForms. We are optimistic that these upgrades will enrich your experience, and we are keen to hear your feedback.