Difference Between Class 2 and Class 3 Digital Signature

Difference Between Class 2 and Class 3 Digital Signature

 Class 2 Digital Signature

Class 2 Digital signature is used for filing income tax VAT and Register of companies.Class 2 DSC type of Digital Signature are use for the Company or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Incorporation, (Income tax) IT Return E-filing, Obtaining DIN or DPIN, and Filing other forms with Ministry of Corporate Affairs MCA and Income Tax Department.Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate is used for PF, ROC,(GST)Good Service Tax, etc other than e-tendering. Class 2 for normal Digital Signature Certificate.

Class 2 digital signature can be divided in two categories:

Signing, Signing & Encryption. Signing Certificate can only be use for signing a document whereas encryption certificate provides protection to encrypted document / information over the transmission of document / information on internet. Class 2 Sign & Encryption Digital Signature Certificates are most popular to use for filing income tax VAT and Register of companies. Encryption certificates secure the documents / information until it reaches to intended recipient.

Class 2 Signing & Encryption [COMBO] Certificate is the highest level of certificate among all type of certificates. Class 2 Combo DSC can be used for used for PF, ROC,(GST)Good Service Tax, etc other than e-tendering.

Class 2 Signing & Encryption digital signature certificate can be issued to any authorized person of an organization through an authorization letter of the organization.


Class 3 Digital Signature

Class 3 Digital Signature is mainly used for online procurement processes involving high financial values and e-tendering. Class 3 Digital Signatures come in form the USB E-Token or Electronic Token, wherein the Digital Signature Certificate is stored in a USB Drive and accessed through a computer to the sign documents electronically.

Class 3 digital signature can be divided in two categories:

Signing, Signing & Encryption [Combo]. Signing Certificate can only be use for signing a document whereas encryption certificate provides protection to encrypted document / information over the transmission of document / information on internet, Encryption Certificates are most popular to use on e-Tendering or e-Procurement platforms. Encryption certificates secure the documents / information until it reaches to intended recipient.

Class 3 Signing & Encryption [COMBO] Certificate is the highest level of certificate among all type of certificates. Class 3 Signing & Encryption Digital Signature can be used for e-Tendering, e-Procurement, e-Bidding, e-Auction on all government, semi government, PSUs, Private portals.

Class 3 Signing & Encryption Digital Signature Certificate can be issued to any authorized person of an organization through an authorization letter of the organization.


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