Digital Signature Certificate
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What is Digital Signature Certificate?
A certificate for digital signature (DSC) is a protected digital key that certifies the identity of a holder given by a CA. In general, it includes your name , email address, country, account name and public key. You can also type your name. Digital certification uses shared key infrastructure meaning only the accompanying public key may decrypt information digitally signed or encrypted with a private key. An electronic “credit card” is a digital token that defines the credentials for business purchases or other online transactions.
Documents Required For Digital Signature Certificate
Register for your Digital Signature Certificate
Classes of Digital Signature Certificate
There are three types of Digital Signature certificates issued by the authorities.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Physical documents are signed manually, similarly, electronic documents, for example e-forms are required to be signed digitally using a Digital Signature Certificate.
A licensed Certifying Authority (CA) issues the digital signature. Certifying Authority (CA) means a person who has been granted a license to issue a digital signature certificate under Section 24 of the Indian IT-Act 2000.
The cost of obtaining a digital signature certificate may vary as there are many entities issuing DSCs and their charges may differ.
The time generally taken by CAs to issue a DSC may vary from three to seven working days. Also on fulfilment of terms and conditions DSC is issued by some CA’s on same day based on eKYC for Aadhaar Holders.
The Certifying Authorities are authorized to issue a Digital Signature Certificate with a validity of one or two years.
Digital Signatures are legally admissible in a Court of Law, as provided under the provisions of IT Act, 2000.
When a Bank Official logs in the MCA21 portal for the first time, the system prompts the Bank Official to register a DSC before proceeding further. The Bank official can then register the DSC during first time login.