Articles > Esignature API

How to obtain your API Key

Activating your Legalesign Electronic Signature API account is easy and takes just a few minutes.

When you sign up for a trial select the API configuration for your new group. This will give you quick access to personalised documentation with cut & paste code. Click here for general (non-personalised) docs. It will also set up the group as a dev environment and enable you to create a new group as your prod environment. Then follow these steps:

Step 1: Contact Legalesign Support and let us know you want API access and explain your use-case. For security reasons we need to confirm your identity and use-case before opening the API.

Step 2: Login to your Legalesign trial account and go to Welcome > API, click the option ‘Click here to create key’ and note down your API key and Username for future use.

Step 3: Enter up to five email addresses to receive test documents to electronically sign while in sandbox.

Step 4: Get coding!  When you are logged in, the top nav of your dev group will include a link to your personal documentation here. There is also our comprehensive Swagger docs for the API.

This video shows how to create your API key:


Once live, email and throttle restrictions are lifted, and Legalesign API customers can send documents to any valid email. 



Access Legalesign’s API documentation here: