Trending Topics: Latest from our forums (June 2021)

Trending Topics

Here are some of the latest popular questions that the Docusign developers community asked on Stack Overflow in the month of June 2021. You too can ask questions by using the tag docusignapi in Stack Overflow.

Thread: Docusign Base URL and Resource path Location On DSA Web app And Client App

Summary: The developer is trying to use the Docusign Signature Appliance (DSA) API and wonders what URL they should be using for API calls in production for their customer. 

Answer: The Docusign Signature Appliance, as the name suggests, is a server that is installed and hosted locally by the customer that bought and provisioned it. This is different from most Docusign APIs that are cloud-based. Typically, you would use a URL that is built by using the DSA’s IP address, and that information can only be provided by the customer that is using the DSA. While the DSA may include a web app, it’s not one to be opened on the web with a public DNS and typically is secure inside the client’s firewall. Developers have to work directly with their customers’ network team to get this information.

Thread: Docusign API plans, Partner Integrations, doubts

Summary: This was an exploratory question form someone who is wondering about the cost of building integrations with Docusign. They asked a few different questions:

  • Does it cost money to be a Docusign partner?
  • Do customers or partners have to pay for the account to use a partner integration?
  • Should I buy a developer plan?

Answer: Using the developer environment for building, testing, evaluating, trying, and any other activity that does not involve real agreements being signed is always free and does not require even a credit card. Developers are encouraged to start building their applications right away; there’s no need to purchase anything.

When your application is ready for go-live, you need to have a production account that is used solely for the purpose of managing the application in production. The application can be used with any production account (specific features may not be available for some plans). If you don’t yet have a production account for this purpose, you can buy one of the API plans.

Docusign partners can get various benefits, which you can read about in the Docusign Partner Portal. Being a Docusign partner does not require having any specific plan, but ISVs have additional capabilities that are not available to every developer. 

Thread: How do you create Docusign Signers from my app users?

Summary: The developer is using a PowerForm and wants to obtain all the signed documents that were created from the PowerForm in their integration. 

Answer: PowerForms enable developers to provide an unauthenticated link to their end user that can be used to create and sign an envelope from a template. Once the envelope is complete, a signed PDF is stored in the Docusign Agreement Cloud. It can then be downloaded using an SDK. All you have to do is be aware of the envelopeId that was completed. You can use the Docusign Connect webhook to get notifications for each completed envelope that was signed using your PowerForm and build an integration that compliments your PowerForm links and downloads all the signed documents for your needs. 

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Inbar Gazit
Inbar Gazit
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