In your signNow account, go to API to access the signNow API Dashboard.
In Keys, all your apps are listed along with their Basic Authorization tokens. Every time you add a new app, the Basic Autorization token is generated automatically in this section.
- Click Add App to begin. Give a name to your new app and hit Add. Notice how the Basic Authorization token appears next to the name of your app under API Applications.
- Your apps are active by default. Click on the status toggle to activate/deactivate the app.
- Click the actions menu (triage) and select Edit to change the application name, or Delete - to delete the app.
- Follow the instructions from the Code examples to send your first signature request.
- Get a Bearer access token, copy the curl, and insert your token to send the request.
- There are two documents in your account by default called Employment Application Form (1 signer) and Request two signatures (2 signers). You can use them to make templates and test freeform and field invites.
In Logs, all your API calls are listed with the data that helps to identify the call: the date and time it was sent, the method used, the URL involved, and the status (response) it got.
- Filter Logs by app, date, method, URL, or status
- Click Refresh to get the most recent logs
In Webhooks, your active event subscriptions are listed. You can check up on every event, the date it was created, the entity ID involved (a user ID or document ID which triggers the event), the callback URL specified (where to send data after event triggers), and the action required.
- Filter Webhooks by app, date, entity ID, callback URL, or Action to view only the relevant event subscriptions.
- You can only view the event subscriptions created using the Webhooks 2.0 service. Those created under Webhooks 1.0 (Deprecated) will not be displayed.
In Plan Usage, all the statistics regarding your API plan are displayed.
- Your API plan and the monthly invoices: click Invoices next to the plan title to check the list
- Signature invites: the total amount of invites available under your API plan, how many have already been sent and how many remain till the plan expires.
- Log of all the Signature invites by type. There are different Request Types that count towards your Signature Invites total: Invite to Sign, Signing Link, Freeform invites, Document Group Invite, Bulk Invite. This log is available from two points of view
- the Invites Logs view display logs of all time spent signing invitations during the billing period. You can open a detailed view of each log for more details of the last 30 days.
- the Stats per Month view shows the number of invites sent on a per-month basis. All invites are sorted by month and type.
Documents signed in the Sandbox environment are not legally binding.
When you’re ready to move on to production environment, select your subscription plan and change the URL in your requests.
- Select your subscription plan.
Click Go to API Production in the API Dashboard. This allows you to select the subscription plan that best suits your project. Feel free to contact sales and explore the Custom plan options if the Professional plan isn’t the perfect fit.
- Come back to the API Dashboard and create an app with the token for your production environment.
Go to Keys > API Applications and click Add App. In the dialog box that opens, enter the name for your app and click Add. The Basic Authorization token for your prod app is generated automatically. Then, request a Bearer type token for your app.
- Change the URLs in your requests to the production environment URL.
Sandbox environment doesn’t offer production-level SLA and should not be used for production operations
Billing and subscriptions
In this article you’ll learn the billing details that apply to every plan. You can use this information to create your own custom subscription.
When you register for a Sandbox account, you get a free Sandbox plan. Later on, when you’ve tested signNow API, you can select a Professional plan per 500/1000/2000 invites or contact sales for Custom Pricing and subscribe to any amount of invites you’d like.
To check how many invites have been sent and get your monthly invoice, go to API Dashboard > Plan Usage.
- Free of charge
- No sales pitches
- Unlimited test keys
- No credit card signup
Sandbox plan allows you to test out every request and every endpoint in the Sandbox environment to make an informed decision. All the endpoints are available, users spend as much time as they need with unlimited amount of apps and keys for testing, SDKs, Postman collection, and an OpenAPI specification. The signatures you collect from your Sandbox account are not legally binding.
- $84-250 per month (annual commitment)
- 500, 1000, or 2000 signature invites per year
- Unlimited number of apps
- Legally binding e-signatures
With a Sandbox account you get a ballpark figure of how many signature invites would cover your tasks. Professional plan gives you an opportunity to get legally binding signatures on every document sent. You can choose between 500, 1000, or 2000 signature invites per year under this subscription.
Custom Pricing If 2000 invites per year is not enough (or maybe 500 invites is too much), contact sales managers to get a Custom plan with just the right amount of invites for your workflow.
Why does the amount of invites matter?
signNow offers API subscription plans based on the amount of signature invites that you send. Billing varies by the type of signature invite.
Freeform invite - an invitation to sign a document which doesn’t contain any fillable fields. When a user sends one document in a freeform invite via API, charging is performed per each sent invite. If you send a freeform invite to several signers, it counts as several freeform invites and charging is performed per each sent out freeform invite.
Field invite (Role-based invites)
Field invite or Role-based invite - an invitation to sign a document which contains at least one fillable field assigned to one role. Just like with freeform invites, signNow charges per each sent field invite. However, when the user sends one document to several signers in a field invite, it still counts as one field invite. Using roles allows you to include several Signers in one Invite object.
Signing link - a single-use link to a document that requires a signature. When the document is signed (or the signer declines to sign it), the link is no longer valid.
When the API user generates a link to the document and shares it with a signer, charging starts only when the signer opens the document. If the signer clicks on the link and the document doesn’t open, there’s no fee.
When an API user generates a signing link, there are two optional parameters to consider:
- Allow signer to send invite - signers who received the link have the right to send this link to other recipients on behalf of the document owner (the API user who created the link)
If this option is enabled, charging is performed per each invite sent, and how many times the document has been opened becomes irrelevant.
- Inviter will guest sign signing step 1 - in case there are several roles in the document and inviter should also sign it
If this option is enabled along with Allow signer to send invite, charging is performed per each sent invite.
Bulk invite - the invite that you can send to a list of signers. In this scenario, charging counts per each sent invite. If you send one document to multiple recipients and assign a separate field to every signer, it’s still one invite.
Document group invite
Document group invite is used when you want to send multiple documents to one or multiple signers. Charging is performed as usually - per each invite sent. If you add multiple signers to your document group invite, it still counts as one invite.
There is no fee for Replace/Cancel/Resend invite.