# Getting started
There's a 14-day trial for the Signicat Sign Portal. No setup is required: simply sign up for the trial, click the link we will send you by email or SMS, and log in using your preferred eID method.Sign up for the trial
When you log in for the first time, you will be asked to choose an eID method. The method you choose for your first login will be the one you have to use every time you log in.
# What's next?
If you want to keep using the Signicat Sign Portal after the trial, contact our sales team to upgrade to a paid plan. They will send you a quote and the required documentation for you to sign. Once you have signed, we will set up your permanent account. All the data you generate during the trial will still be available in your permanent account. All users you invite to the trial will be able to access the permanent version of the portal.
Note that Signicat will initiate the application for you to be able to access the eIDs you have selected (which end-users will use to sign documents). This means that some parts of the process will be contingent on the eID providers, and you might have to sign additional documentation. The available eIDs will vary depending on your plan, see the section about the Express and Enterprise plans below for further information.
# What is the difference between Express and Enterprise?
Signicat offers two different plans for its services: Express and Enterprise. Express is meant for small and medium sized businesses and, while it has some limits (for instance, it doesn't provide access to as many eIDs as Enterprise), it is an adequate solution for most use cases. Enterprise, on the other hand, give you access to a wider selection of eIDs and much more flexibility to customize your solutions.
# Custom domains
It is possible to use a custom app domain and subdomain. These are two separate add-on options to your paid plan: the term app domain refers to the URL address of the portal and the email domain that goes with it. On the other hand, subdomain refers to the URL that signers will open to sign the orders that you send them.
To set them up:
- If you have not explicitly requested these options when you upgraded to a paid plan, let us know.
- Through your DNS provider, create a CNAME record pointing to the portal domain or subdomain, with your custom domain as the hostname. The process to do that will vary depending on your DNS provider.