DocuSign Releases New Cloud API to Accelerate Integration with, Ruby, PHP and Other Key Cloud Platforms

DocuSign Web Services Offers Developers Powerful New Tools to Easily Integrate DocuSign Electronic Signature Services with Leading Cloud Applications

SEATTLE – October 27, 2010 – DocuSign® (, the global leader in electronic signature, today announced the release of the DocuSign Connect Application Programming Interface (API) for the DocuSign electronic signature platform. The new Connect API is designed to increased interoperability with key cloud platforms like, Ruby and PHP, allowing developers to easily create and integrate native applications with the DocuSign electronic signature platform. Information about this new API is available now from the DocuSign Developer Center at

"The new DocuSign Connect API will enable developers to quickly build powerful new apps on the enterprise cloud computing platform that incorporate DocuSign electronic signatures," said Kendall Collins, chief marketing officer,

DocuSign Connect API At-a-Glance

Simplified Authentication. Developing new applications or integrations to work with the DocuSign platform is now easier. DocuSign's new authentication will enable a broader set of developers to access DocuSign Web Services. Developers who use Apex Code, Ruby and PHP platforms that do not have built-in support for WS-Security standard, will find it easier to pass authentication information to DocuSign with their SOAP calls. DocuSign has added other authentication enhancements including the ability to securely share credentials with integrated applications.

Collect and Protect Sensitive Information. The new Connect API makes it possible to collect sensitive information from one signer without revealing that information to another signer. Developers can quickly set the property on a data field to conceal the values such as credit card or Social Security numbers. Once the signer enters the values and advances to the next tab, the information is concealed. These concealed values are available through the download and API functions.

Enhanced Management of PDFs. DocuSign has created a new API method to manage PDFs that carry DocuSign envelope information. This enables DocuSign to handle the PDF forms and forms metadata that organizations already have. Developers can use Connect API to manage DocuSign envelope recipient information, signing instructions and message aspects inside forms and forms management systems rather than through separate DocuSign templates.

"DocuSign continues to provide state-of-the-art solutions to dramatically streamline the workflows of secure document signing and processing," said Tom Gonser, founder and chief strategy officer at DocuSign. "Our new Connect API allows a much broader community of developers to leverage the full and growing power of the DocuSign electronic signature platform. We look forward to the creativity developers can bring to integrating DocuSign with cloud-based applications. The new Connect API is just another example of DocuSign's leadership as the standard in electronic signature services and demonstrates our collaborative efforts in delivering innovative world class solutions."


About DocuSign

DocuSign, Inc. is the global leader in electronic signature. DocuSign provides the world's largest and fastest growing electronic signature platform, empowering businesses to complete transactions online quickly and securely while improving compliance and dramatically reducing costs.

DocuSign is the only cloud computing-based electronic signature platform that entirely replaces slow, expensive paper transactions with a fast, efficient and completely digital solution. Accessible from any Internet-connected device, DocuSign supports virtually any document and form type in simple and complex workflows, and provides broad user authentication options, data collection, secure document/data storage and retrieval, as well as real-time negotiation and collaboration tools.

DocuSign employs the industry's only multi-site enterprise class, SAS-70 data centers delivering 99.9% uptime for customers over the last four years. With more than 8 million unique signers processing millions of transactions per year, DocuSign is trusted by more people, more companies, more times than any other electronic signature provider in the world.

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