Adobe updates Sign with Government ID Authentication feature

The feature lets users snap a photo of their driver's license or passport as a form of digital ID authentication.

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Adobe on Tuesday released new updates to Adobe Sign focused on digital onboarding and enrollment, including what the company is calling an "industry-first" feature that aims to increase signer security using a smartphone and a selfie.

The new signer identification feature is called Government ID Authentication, and it lets users snap a photo of their driver's license or passport as a form of digital ID authentication. Adobe's machine learning software authenticates the ID card's security features automatically and verifies the signer's identity.

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The feature is targeted to banking and financial services companies, where e-signatures require more stringent identity verification before providing digital onboarding services.

Adobe is also touting new and expanded integrations with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent and ServiceNow HR Service Delivery. Adobe said Sign is the first and only e-signature service to integrate with those platforms.


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Adobe also announced that Adobe Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader on Windows now support Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) for higher document security in PDFs. This new support integration makes Acrobat DC the preferred PDF viewer for MIP, Adobe said.

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