Digital Signature Certificate
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. A digital signature certificate (DSC) contains details of the user’s name, pin code, country, email address, date of issuance of certificate and name of the certifying authority.
Benefits of DSC:
- DSCs are helpful in authenticating the personal information details of the individual holder when conducting business online
- Instead of signing the hard copy documents physically and scanning them to send them via e-mail, you can digitally sign the PDF files and send them much more quickly.
- No physical presence of a DSC holder is required to conduct or authorize a business.
- Documents that are signed digitally cannot be altered or edited after signing.
- Used by government agencies to cross-check and verify the business transaction.
- Digitally signed documents give confidence to the receiver to be assured of the signer’s authenticity. They can take action on the basis of such documents without getting worried about the documents being forged
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 various form-filling, online registration, email attestation, income tax filing and etc. More uses of Class 2 Digital Signature Certificates are given below.
- MCA e-filing
- Income Tax e-filing
- LLP registration
- GST application
- IE code registration, etc
Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate:
Class 3 DSC which is more secure in comparison to class 2 certificate, This is the safest of all certificates. 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
- E-auction, etc