Introducing the DocuSign Click API
I am happy to announce the availability of the DocuSign Click API. The Click API provides the platform and plumbing for DocuSign Click, which enables you go capture acceptance to standard terms with a single click. DocuSign Click and the Click API play an important part of our recently announced Agreement Cloud.
Standard terms are simple agreements like terms and conditions, terms of service, license agreements, privacy policies, and more. Click differs from our traditional eSignature service in that, for simple agreements, your users only need to accept with a single click, hence the name of the product. While Click provides the same level of security you trust from DocuSign, it does have some differences from our eSignature product, such as:
- Click cannot incorporate recipient routing or have multiple signers.
- Click enables acceptance by the user with a click, but cannot include any tags (also known as tabs and fields). This also means Click cannot include any conditional logic.
- Click is for simple agreements, not complex or dynamic or personalized agreements, such as invoices, purchase orders, sales contracts, etc.
Fun fact: A clickwrap is actually just a special type of DocuSign envelope.
Versioning your agreements
What if your agreement, such as a Terms of Service changes? No problem - we handle that for you too. You simply update your clickwrap in the DocuSign web UI (or use the Click API) and we version it automatically for you. You’ll get prompted to indicate whether you want users who have already accepted the old agreement to re-accept the next time they visit your web site. We store all the original and new versions of the clickwrap, along with each user who accepted it.
What’s the Click API all about?
The Click API can be used to manage your clickwraps instead of using the DocuSIgn web UI. It can also enable you to download user acceptance responses for a clickwrap.The Click API is very easy to use and we help you get started (see below).
Just like our other APIs, Click is secured with OAuth, so as long as you understand how to manage the different “flavors” of OAuth, accessing the Click API will be very straightforward to you. If you are not familiar with OAuth, you can still get your code running in just a few minutes by using our Token Generator, which creates a token you can use for 8 hours (but you can always generate a new token if you need more time). In fact, we recommend this method for getting started and show you how to use it.
How do you get started?