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How do I view an enhanced audit trail for Sign Requests & Form Fills?

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2017 04:40PM CDT

DocHub keeps a detailed log (aka Audit Trail) of all actions taken with a Sign Request document so that you can provide legal proof of the officially signed PDF. This enhanced audit trail is kept for all documents you've sent to request electronic signatures as well as any documents you've signed in DocHub. With DocHub's Audit Mode ,  you can view the full paper trail for your signed PDFs from its creation to completion and includes details about all signature fields and annotations along with the dates and times of these edits and a log of the email address and full name of all parties involved with the document. This audit trail information can be accessed at anytime if you have DocHub Pro for any of your finalized Sign Requests or Form Fills in your DocHub Inbox and Sent sections.

To see audit trail information about each individually completed field in your document, you can toggle our Audit Mode on or off while viewing it by clicking File menu > Actions > Toggle Audit Mode. When toggled On (shows a checkmark next to it), you can hover your mouse cursor over any completed fields to see a tiny popup window appear above that field displaying the email address of the person that filled it and the date/time of when it was last modified. 


For an all encompassing, full page audit trail that lists all actions taken by all parties related to your document and the timeline for those actions, you can click on File menu  > Document Audit  or just add /audit to the end of the document URL and hit Enter. This will load the full audit page for that particular document.

DocHub's Audit Mode is still considered Beta at this time, and you must have a DocHub Pro subscription in order to access. It currently doesn't not include a 
digital certificate for e-signatures on a completed document or capture the IP address of the signers, but we plan to definitely capture and include the IP address(es) at some point soon as well as adding a digital signing certificate for each signature added to a PDF. To be clear, these are not required to make the document legally binding according to the federal ESIGN act and almost every other country's electronic signature laws.
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