A Digital Signature Certificate is a secure digital key that is issued by the certifying authorities for the purpose of validating and certifying the identity of the person holding this certificate. Digital Signatures make use of the public key encryptions to create the signatures.
Who requires a Digital Signature?
It is required by individuals & organizations. The key (USB E-Token) is generated to the applicant in a secure medium and is used for signing official documents online
When is Digital Signature required?
Digital Signature is required when a person or an entity requires performing statutory activities online like filing returns or business registrations etc.
- Class 1: This class type is used to secure email communications and shall be issued for both business personnel and private individual use
- Class 2: This class type is used for Incorporation of entities, Business Registrations, Income Tax Filing, etc.
- Class 3: This class type is used for participating in E-Tendering or E-Auctions.