A guide on how it works
Introducing QES Signing
QES signing is the most advanced way of digitally signing documents today. The good news is, that we've made signing digitally with QES easy, fast, and secure.
QES is available for your entire organization. To activate it on your entity, simply navigate to the settings page and set QES signing to enabled.
Simple Digital Signing
QES makes digital signing simple, no matter where you are in the world. Are you signing a document in Sweden and need to send it to your customer base in Germany? We make it easy - just select your local signing option from the current list of nearly 30 QES options.
EIDAS and Signature Validation
QES signing is fully EU compliant and adheres to the eIDAS regulations. It will also pass the EU's signature service and validate it as a valid QES.
Ready to Sign Digitally?
Check out this demo on how this works and you will also see a written step-by-step guide below in this guide
How to activate QES
Once the add-on and the setting have been activated, the customer now has access to QES on Documents.
The setting looks like this when creating a document send out:
Important to note
Sign with QES
When working with Qualified Electronic Signatures in our product, these are the restrictions:
How to de-activate QES on a sub-entity
Once you have purchased the add-on, you will have access to it from all your sub-entities.
You might opt out of it by disabling the option in Settings:
How it looks on the Signing page
This step might take around 5-10 seconds, depending on document size. The PDF is being prepared for QES.
Signer Country Selection
We offer many countries and
After the customer selects their method of choice, the modal above will handle all the methods.
There are two possible paths:
Please Note: All of this is method-specific (i.e. BankID or CertEurope) and we are not in control of deciding if we show data in the widget or redirect the user.
That's it! After the document has been signed by all parties, the final PDF will not contain the signing certificate. This is due to the strength of QES - it is not needed.
This is how a fully signed PDF with QES looks in Adobe:
Available QES Methods
These are the different QES methods that we offer
Name of method
Belgian ID card
Croatian ID Card
Estonian ID card
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Finnish ID card
Finland, Åland Islands
CertEurope USB token
Latvian ID card
Latvian eParaksts Mobile
Lithuanian ID card
certSIGN USB token
Freja eID Sign
* Not supported right away, but can be added on demand
Frequently Asked Questions
How is BankID or MitID QES different from the current ones we offer?
The BankID eID package we have, where the recipient is added to sign with eID is an Advanced Electronic Signature (AdES), not QES.
The method we offer in the QES package is 100% qualified, due to combining the BankID certificate with a qualified certificate from our partner.