post continues our series on the all new Secured Signing with a look at the
options available for stronger verification of identity. Secured Signing now
gives you the option to use text messages as a second form of identity
confirmation. Inviting people to sign documents online is much more
secure and reliable, not to mention quicker and easier, than sending
them by post. With two factor authentication, your confidence in who is
signing your document is even higher!
send documents by post, we take it on faith that the person who signs is
actually the person intended. In
reality, a physical address is usually shared by a number of people including
all the members of a family or all the employees in a business. Sending an
invitation by email, to sign a document online, significantly increases the
confidence your document is being signed by the right person. For most people,
an email address is personal,
so only your invitee will have access to sign the document.
of our project to deliver an online tax file
number (TFN) declaration for the Australian Tax Office (ATO) a
second form of identity verification was required. To meet this requirement a
text message (SMS) was included in the signing process to provide even
stronger confidence in the identity of the person signing the declaration.
Secured Signing is pleased to now offer two factor authentication as a standard
part of We Sign to give you even greater confidence you have the right people
signing your documents.
You have the option of enabling SMS in the My Account
area when you log in to Secured Signing.
If you do so, the next time you invite someone to sign a document, each
invitee will have a checkbox to enable the use of SMS for that invitation. For
each invitee that has the checkbox ticked, you are prompted to
supply the mobile phone number for that person. When the invitee starts the
signing process they will be sent a code by SMS to the number provided. The
code needs to be entered
before the document can be signed.
Using SMS as a second form of identity confirmation
greatly increases your confidence the person you invited to sign your document is in fact the
person who signs
approach is a simple
and common way to have people verify who they are. A number of Internet
banking systems combine a
traditional password with a code sent by SMS.
Next time you invite someone to sign your document
online with Secured Signing, consider taking advantage of the extra peace of
mind by using SMS to be doubly sure the right person is signing your document. As always, if you need a hand be sure to
check out the demonstration
videos and the step by step
instructions on the website. Of course you can always get in
touch with our friendly support team for help too!
Till next time