Legally signed and securely transmitted - all from one source - digitize your processes with Sign & Send from PrivaSphere - the accredited delivery platform for electronic legal transactions - without media breaks and in a secure way.With the integration of the Swisscom Signing Service, digital documents such as submissions, orders, judgements and other official documents are digitally signed in a qualified manner and are legally and bindingly signed according to Swiss law (ZertES).With PrivaSphere Secure Messaging your digital correspondence is sent securely and reliably.
Identification is possible in many Swisscom shops.
Currently: Canton Fribourg, ZH Airport, Bern Main Station Other Swisscom Shops will follow shortly.
Please ask the Swisscom Shop in your area.
An overview of Swisscom stores where identification is available can be found here:
Swisscom: Locations for registration authorities in your area
All you need for identification is a valid identity document (passport or ID card) and a mobile phone in order to accept the service and trigger your signature in future. We recommend that you activate your Mobile ID before you visit the Swisscom Shop. This will allow you to avoid unnecessary processes with password and SMS codes. You can activate the Mobile ID free of charge within a short time at www.mobileid.ch, provided you are using a Mobile ID-compatible SIM card.
Identification by a PrivaSphere employee is also possible. Please ask our sales team for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For the sending as electronic legal correspondence must:
Registration on PrivaSphere Secure Messaging
Activation of the MobileID
Preparation for issuing a qual. digital signature
All-in Signing Service für digitale Signaturen Identification with Swisscom RA agent (with app)
Registration of the identity (mobile number)
Just enter your mobile number in your PrivaSphere account under "My account" - "Settings" - "SMS".
Afterwards the signature can be used with authentication method chosen while register the qualified AIS signature (MobileID on SIM or App, by password/SMS).
For senders who have multiple mail identities (multiple PrivaSphere accounts), it is possible to store and use the qualified AIS signature in multiple accounts.
Nationality of the signatory
Enter your nationality in your PrivaSphere account according to your passport / ID - just as it was used for identification for the qualified signature.Confirm the entry with 'Save'.
Use of an own image in the signature
You can upload your own picture in the settings. This image will appear in the digital signature. This can be a company logo or a scanned signature, for example.
You will find the option under 'My account' - 'eGov/Registered'.
The image is now displayed in the signed PDF document in the signature.
Attention: The legally valid signature on the PDF document is the qualified digital signature - not the image signature. The original document is the PDF file.
Alternative option: Activation of the MobileID login:
Service subject to a cost: CHF 1.-/month
In your PrivaSphere account, enter the mobile number of the MobileID you are using. To do so, use the same MobileID that you used to register your qualified signature.Save the settings.
Afterwards you can also log into the PrivaSphere account with the Afterwards you can also log into the PrivaSphere account with the MobileID.
Login to the PrivaSphere account via MobileID is only possible in one account per MobileID (mobile number).
With PrivaSphere Secure Messaging it is possible to sign PDF files attached to confidential and registered emails with a qualified digital signature.
Creation of a new e-mail:Log in www.privasphere.com. Write your confidential e-mail and attach the desired PDF files as attachments.
Continue with 'Prepare to send'.Select the document(s) to be signed by clicking on the pen symbol:
Use either your email address or another one for signing from (1). If necessary, a second signature ("+") can be added. Select the desired dispatch type (2):
Then press "Send confidential".
You will now find the prompt for the signature in your account. Click on the file name. If you have requested a second signature, the signatory will be asked to sign.
The document to be signed is now displayed.
The signature can now be placed with the mouse and the size can also be changed.
A MobileID request appears on the mobile phone, which must be confirmed with the PIN to release the digital signature.
For customers with MobileID and SMS authentication, a new window (or link) will open and switch to the Swisscom signing service. Enter your password and confirm with the code received by SMS.
Your PDF file will then be digitally signed and sent.
For «(eGov) Registered Mails» the delivery time will be a few moments after the signature time of the last signature.
This signature can be verified in PDF programs - in eGov registered mail, the verification report from https://www.validator.ch is attached to the submissions.
The recipient of an eGov registered mail will only be able to read it after he/she has identified him/herself to the platform.
More information: Absatz 6 der Ziffer 7 des Kriterienkataloges vom 16. Sept. 2014 and 3rd section, art. 8 of the "Regulation on electronic transmission within the framework of an administrative procedure (VeÜ-VwV)"
eGov identified users and authorities are listed in the directory of participants of the Federal Office of Justice (BJ).
If you have a "PrivaSphere Sign & Send" qualified signature, the identification can be done easily with a few clicks.
Open "My account" - "account settings" - "eGov / Registered" (1):
Click on "Identification for receiving of eGov Registered eMails" (2)
Click on the identification document link in the green message:
Sign this document with "PrivaSphere Sign & Send" Service.
Afterwards your PrivaSphere account is identified and activated for electronic legal transactions.
The confirmation is sent to PrivaSphere and you will find a copy in your outbox.
This identification corresponds to the requirements of the catalogue of criteria in point 7.6:
"Requirements for platforms for secure delivery in the context of legal procedures (List of Criteria Delivery Platforms)" (in German only)
Qualified digital signature on PDF files locally on computer
Qualified signatures can now also be applied to PDF documents locally on the computer. To do this, use the "Discrete HTML Signer" with the open interface of "PrivaSphere Sign & Send".
The documents do not leave your device. Locally, the hash value required for the signature is calculated and transmitted to "PrivaSphere Sign & Send". The returned "signature block" will then be inserted locally into your document.
Signing with the "Discrete Signer" works with MobileID authentication using SIM/App or password and Short Message (SMS).
Activated "PrivaSphere Sign & Send" service.
A discrete signing software - e.g. from
the "Discreete Signer" is also available as a local installation.
Discrete HTML signer in the browser:
The "Discreete Signer" is also available in the PrivaSphere Outlook AddIn (from Version 3.1.2)
Signed PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Reader:
For your convenience, you can choose in the PrivaSphere account whether the entry of the account password is necessary for the signature (under "My Account" "eGov/Registered"). This reduces the security, but the authorization via MobileID is still necessary for the signature.
Discrete HTML Signer with prefilled fields
Under 'My Account' - 'eGov / settings' a link is available with the neccessary information prefilled for the discrete HTML Signer.
PrivaSphere uses the available account information (login (eMail)/name/prename/address).
Der Link öffnet den Diskreten HTML Signierer lokal im Browser mit den notwendigen Angaben:
The PDF Signer by MY-D is an open source program (third party) - PrivaSphere AG declines any liability while using it.
PrivaSphere Sign & Send: CHF 9.- (excl. VAT) per month and user account
(a started calendar month is charged as a whole month, the triggering of the first signature per month is decisive)
For sending see the applicable prices: Abo- and PrePay-Prices.