DocHub records a detailed event log (a.k.a. audit trail) for all actions taken by all parties with a Sign Request and filled copies of a template so that you can provide additional evidence on the validity of your signed PDFs in DocHub.
We have designed DocHub to meet all requirements of the US Federal ESIGN Act (enacted June 30, 2000) which establishes that electronic signatures are just as legally binding as handwritten signatures on paper. To learn more, see our article for Are DocHub eSignatures legally binding?.
A Detailed Record of All Events and Signers
The Audit page records and displays all of the information you'll ever need to show the history of the signature request and prove it's a legally binding document which includes details about who signed the document and an event timeline of all actions taken on it with Date/Time stamps.
Signer Identifiable Information
- Email address
- Web browser and OS
- IP addresses
Signer and Sender Actions
- Consented to e-sign
- Email notifications sent
- Signatures, initials, and other modifications
We also save before and after document snapshots with secure, blockchain-based time stamps.
Viewing the Audit Page
From a Sign Request document
Click on the button to Manage and audit near the top right:
Or, add /audit to the end of the document URL:
From your Dashboard
Right-click on the document and choose Manage and audit:
Downloading Audit Trail as PDF
From the Audit Page
Use the Document Actions menu on the Audit page and use one of the download options: as its own document or as a combined document with the Finalized PDF.
From your Dashboard
Select the document and click on the Actions menu > Download Audit Trail:
For even more legal backing and to help prove the authenticity of signed documents, all DocHub Sign Requests automatically create before & after document snapshots . These snapshots are saved as PDFs, and then we generate a SHA256 hex digest of each PDF and upload it into the Bitcoin blockchain.
If you're looking for an Activity log for documents that aren't Sign Requests or filled copies of a template, see: Viewing an Activity log for documents in your Dashboard.