Type of Digital Signature Certificate

What is a Digital Signature?

A Digital Signature is a mathematical technique used to validate the authenticity and integrity of a message, software or digital document. The digital equivalent of a handwritten signature or stamped seal, a digital signature offers far more inherent security, and it is intended to solve the problem of tampering and impersonation in digital communications.


Type of Digital Signature


1) 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 is used 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 used for signing a document whereas encryption certificate provides protection to encrypted document/information over the transmission of document/information on the 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 the 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 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.


2) 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 used for signing a document whereas encryption certificate provides protection to encrypted document/information over the transmission of document/information on the internet, Encryption Certificates are most popular to use on e-Tendering or e-Procurement platforms. Encryption certificates secure the documents/information until it reaches the 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.


3) DGFT Digital Signature

A DGFT Digital Signature is required to digitally any sign documents in electronic format or for transactions being performed through a web-browser on the DGFT website or portal. It is used by the (Exporters & Importers) community registered with the DGFT in India.DGFT Digital Signature is mainly a Class 2 DSC especially for the EXIM Organizations who are having IEC in India. DGFT Digital Signature DSC can be ONLY Issued to the Organization with only Signing Certificate. Import Export Code (IEC ) is mandatory to obtain a DGFT. Using DGFT Users can save up to 50% of the License Fees on DGFT Digital Signature Website. DGFT Digital Signature Certificate DSC is safe, reliable, time saver friendly way to communicate with the DGFT Website.

DGFT Digital Signature can be one category:

Signing Certificate can only be used for signing a document A DGFT Signing Digital Signature is required to digitally any sign documents in electronic format or for transactions being performed through a web-browser on the DGFT website or portal. It is used by the (Exporters & Importers) community registered with the DGFT in India.

DGFT Signing digital signature certificate can be issued to any authorized person of an organization through an authorization letter of the organization.

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