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By default (and unlike Direct), Email PowerForms require the recipient to enter a system generated Access Code sent to him/her via email before entering signing. This article explains two ways of bypassing this requirement while still using an Email PowerForm.
If you append the parameter ActivateOnly=1 at the end of your Email PowerForm URL, the recipient will be required to initiate signing via email but he/she will not have to enter an Access Code. URL parameters are separated by: &
Sample PowerForm URL (not live): https://www.docusign.net/Member/PowerFormSigning.aspx?PowerFormId=ad01e352-158a-4380-96c9-9cbc4366028t&ActivateOnly=1
Upon accessing the URL and filling out recipient information, the user is presented with the below confirmation screen directing him/her to check for an email.
As you can see below, the email sent to the recipient after accessing the URL does not include a system generated Access Code.
If you enter an Access Code for the Role Recipient in the PowerForm’s Template, then enable the Recipient Advanced settings, “Don’t allow senders to edit recipient” and “Don’t allow senders to delete recipient” you will notice a similar behavior.
Sample PowerForm URL (not live): https://www.docusign.net/Member/PowerFormSigning.aspx?PowerFormId=273ed5b2-341e-433f-a3bc-f05182db710t
In this example I’ve set the Access Code in the Template to: 1234