Digital Signature Certificate

Digital Signature Certificate |Registration services | 2020

A digital signature certificate is a digital format of the documents. It is an electronic document which contains information about the user’s name, pin code, country, email address, date of issuance of certificates and name of the certifying authority. Digital signature certificate is now legal necessity for many applications and statutory required in government agencies. DSC mandates that the data that has been digitally signed or encrypted by a private key can only be decrypted by its corresponding public key.

Different types of the Digital Signature certificate

The DSC certificates are divided in three classes :-

  • Class 1 Certificates: Class 1 DSC certificates are issued for individuals and private subscribers. These certificates are used to confirm that the user’s name and email contact details from the clearly defined subject lie within the database of the certifying authority.
  • Class 2 Certificates: Class 2 DSC certificates are issued for signatory authorities and directors of the companies for the purpose of e-filing with the Registrar of Companies
  • Class 3 Certificates: These certificates are used in online participation/bidding in e-auctions and online tenders anywhere in India. It is mandatory to have DSC class 3 to participate in online tenders.

Benefits of Digital Signature Certificate

Authenticity of documents

The documents in DSC are very authentic and protected by end to end encryption. A digital certificate is an electronic format of documents which mandates the authenticity of documents.

Less time consuming and cheaper

The Digital signature certificate saves the time, as it is less time consuming process to transfer documents digitally. The Digital Signature certificate holder does not have to be physically present at the time of registration of business.

Data Protection

Digital Signature provides the benefits of data protection as the documents in digital format are more secure. Documents in a DSC can not be altered and edited. In order to secure the files, DSC (Digital signature certificate) became a method of signing the files and securing the files from false information.

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