What Is Digital Signature (DSC)
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.
Documents Required For Digital Signature (DSC)
- Passport size photograph
- PAN card copy
- Copy of Aadhaar Card/ Voter Identity Card
Why Digital Signature (DSC)
- Validity-Digital Signatures usually comes with validity of one or two years and they
can be easily renewed once validity expires
- E-token-Digital signature certificate are stored in a secure USB Flash Drive called E-Token.
- Quick Processing-One can get DSC in very quick time of 1-3 days from date of submitting the application along with required documents.
- Class II Digital Signatures-It is used for company, LLP registrations, IT Return E-filing etc.
Class III Digital Signatures-It is used mainly for E-Tendering and Participation in E-Auctions.