What is Digital Signature Certificate?
A Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is a secure digital key that certifies the identity of the holder, issued by a Certifying Authority (CA). It typically contains your identity (name, email, country, APNIC account name and your public key). Digital Certificates use Public Key Infrastructure meaning data that has been digitally signed or encrypted by a private key can only be decrypted by its corresponding public key. A digital certificate is an electronic “credit card” that establishes your credentials when doing business or other transactions on the Web.
Types of Digital Signature Certificates
Type of Certificates
Sign DSC can only be used for signing documents. The most popular usage of is signing the PDF file for Tax Returns, MCA and other websites. Signing via DSC gives the assurance of not only the integrity of the signer but also the data. It is proof of untampered and unaltered data.
Encrypt DSC can only be used to encrypt a document, it is popularly used in the tender portal, to help companies encrypt the documents and upload. You could also use the certificate to encrypt and send classified information. Encrypt DSC is fit for e-commerce documents, legal documentation and sharing documents that are highly confidential and contains information that needs to be protected. We are selling Encrypt certificate as a standalone product as well.
Sign & Encrypt
Our Sign & Encrypt DSC can be used for both signing and encrypting. It is convenient for users who need to authenticate and maintain the confidentiality of the information shared. Its usage includes filing government form and application.
Classes of Certificates
Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate
The main function of this certificate is to authenticate the details of the signer. It re-affirms the already mentioned data of the user. It is used in form-filing, email attestation and income tax filing.
More uses of Class 2 Digital Signature Certificates are given below –
- MCA e-filing
- LLP registration
- GST application
- IE code registration
- Form 16,etc
Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate
It is used in matters of high security and safety. It is mainly used in online trading and e-commerce, where a huge amount of money or highly confidential information is involved. If you opt for Class 3 certificate, all applications which are created for Class 2, should be able to recognize your certificates. Following are the main functions of Class 3 certificates –
- Patent and trademark e-filing
- MCA e-filing
- Customs e-filing
Validity and Buy online
You can buy a Digital Signature certificate by clicking on the below link.