Signature pages allow Vault to generate a page of electronic signatures for a document and automatically attach that page to the viewable rendition when downloaded. Signature pages are created from templates assigned to a specific lifecycle. You can select one template to apply to all documents in the lifecycle or add specific conditions to control which template a document will use.

Assigning eSignature page templates to a lifecycle is optional: It is only necessary if you wish to manifest eSignatures captured within workflows. Before configuring which template to use, you must create and configure one or more templates.

Vault considers multiple signatures as the same, and only displays one signature page if the following properties are identical:

  • The signing user
  • Major and minor version of the document
  • Task name
  • Signature reason

How to Access eSignature Page Options

Settings are applied at the lifecycle level. To set them, navigate to Admin > Configuration > Document Lifecycles > [Lifecycle] > eSignature Pages.

How to Apply a Universal Template

To use one eSignature page template for all documents using the lifecycle:

  1. Click Edit.
  2. Select the Apply one template to all documents option button.
  3. Select a template from the picklist.
  4. Click Save.

How to Apply Templates Based on Conditions

You can control when a specific eSignature page template is used by configuring a set of rules for the lifecycle to evaluate. A lifecycle can support up to 25 separate rule sets with up to 10 conditions per eSignature template. Rules are evaluated in order and only one template is ever used per document version. Templates are evaluated and applied when a manifested eSignature task is completed.

To configure conditional criteria when determining which eSignature page template to use:

  1. Click Edit.
  2. Select the Apply templates based on conditional criteria option button.
  3. From the If picklist of the Rule panel, select a document field (country, product, etc.).
  4. Select a condition (equals, is not equal to, etc.).
  5. Select a document field value.
  6. To add additional conditions to the rule, click Add Condition and repeat steps 3-5.
  7. From the Use template picklist, select an eSignature template to use when all conditions for the rule are met.
  8. For any additional rules, click Create Rule and repeat steps 3-7.
  9. From the Use template picklist of the Else panel, select a template to use if none of the rules’ conditional criteria are met.
  10. Click Save.

You can set up the lifecycle to apply templates conditionally, based on values for certain document fields.

If a document in the lifecycle does not use a condition’s controlling field, Vault treats the document as not fulfilling the condition.