Add metadata to a Document
or Document Group using the API

Incorporate metadata in any of your documents to identify and track document-related information and ensure the efficient management of your internal records via webhooks.

  • Free to test
  • Fast to deploy
  • Powerful & secure

Streamline document management and ensure a seamless integration with your system of record

Add and track document metadata such as employee IDs, UIDs, author info, and more. Use any custom JSON file to add metadata. Enhance your document management and enable seamless updates of your internal records via webhooks upon document completion. Incorporate metadata into your event subscriptions and receive it directly in your webhook responses.

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  • With airSlate SignNow’s detailed documentation, integrating electronic signatures with your app is a breeze.
  • airSlate SignNow goes beyond eSignatures. Use it to create fillable forms, request payments, and manage your documents securely using simple API calls.

Key benefits of including metadata in your Documents and Document Groups via the API

Enhanced searchability

Adding metadata to a document makes it easier to locate specific documents. By assigning relevant tags or keywords, users can quickly find what they're looking for without having to go through each document manually.

Improved organization

Metadata helps categorize and organize documents. It provides additional information about a document to easily sort and classify documents based on various parameters such as creation date, author, customer ID, etc.

Ease of automation

With detailed metadata, businesses can automate specific processes like routing documents to appropriate departments or individuals and updating internal records. This increases efficiency and reduces the chance of human error.

Explore common use cases for document metadata

Contract management

Use metadata to track the progress of each agreement you send for eSignature. Upon completion, you can receive a webhook response with this metadata, allowing for quick updates in internal systems without manual intervention.

Hiring process

Add metadata like an applicant’s name, the position they applied for, and their interview stages to hiring documents. When an applicant completes a document, the HR system will receive a webhook response containing this metadata, automatically updating the applicant’s records.

Safeguarding confidential documents

For industries dealing with sensitive documents, you can add metadata pertaining to the level of confidentiality and authorized personnel. Webhook responses carrying this metadata can trigger specific protocols, like moving a document to a secure storage or notifying authorized employees upon its completion.

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Enterprise-grade security and compliance

airSlate SignNow is committed to protecting your sensitive information by complying with global industry-specific security standards.

GDPR compliance
GDPR compliance
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SOC 2 Type II Certified
Guarantees the security of your data & the privacy of your clients.
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PCI DSS certification
Safeguards credit/debit card data for every monetary transaction a customer makes.
21 CFR Part 11
21 CFR Part 11
FDA-backed standards for electronic documentation and electronic signatures.
HIPAA compliance
HIPAA compliance
Protects the private health information of your patients.
CCPA compliance
CCPA compliance
Enhances the protection of personal data and the privacy of California residents.

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This service is really great! It has helped...

This service is really great! It has helped us enormously by ensuring we are fully covered in our agreements. We are on a 100% for collecting on our jobs, from a previous 60-70%. I recommend this to everyone.

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I've been using airSlate SignNow for years (since it was CudaSign). I started using airSlate SignNow for real estate as it was easier for my clients to use. I now use it in my business for employement and onboarding docs.

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Everything has been great, really easy to incorporate into my business. And the clients who have used your software so far have said it is very easy to complete the necessary signatures.

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