How to create a simple digital signing workflow in SigningHub


SigningHub has been designed to make the sharing and digitally signing of documents quick and easy.

SigningHub provides two types of digital signatures:

  • Digital signatures;

  • Advanced Electronic signatures.

Advanced Electronic signatures are a subset of digital signatures that are governed under the South African ECT Act.

Digital signatures and Advanced Electronic signatures carry high trust and is considered to be very reliable signatures. These types of signatures are good for signing sensitive documents like legal contracts.

A digital signature and an Advanced Electronic signature are applied in the same way. The difference is the account type that the User was enrolled for when they enrolled on SigningHub.

SigningHub users can register for either a digital signature or an Advanced Electronic signature. For more information, contact


To set up a simple workflow as described below, the user register for a digital signing account on SigningHub.


Creating a digital signing workflow




Log into SigningHub at


Use the credentials created during the SigningHub enrolment process.


Log into SigningHub.


Start a new workflow on SigningHub by clicking on the New Workflow button.


Start new signing workflow.



Upload the document that requires the electronic signature.


Upload document.



Add the signer to the workflow.

Select Signers.



Click the Next button.


Click the Next button.



Add a digital signature block to the document by selecting Digital Signature from the toolbar on the right. Drag the digital signature block to the document.


Draw digital signature block.



Finalize the electronic signing workflow by clicking the Finish button.


Click the Finish button.



SigningHub will now send an email with a link to the document to the Signer. The Signer can open the document by clicking on the View Document link in the email.


Please note – The Signer will be required to log into SigningHub with their credentials they created during the enrolment process.


Email with link to document.



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Automate this workflow

Automating digital signing workflows with SigningHub's Application Programming Interface is easy. 

For more information see the sample code.