Digital signature

Digital Signature Certificate

What is a Digital Signature?

Digital Signature is a mathematical technique. It is used to validate the authenticity and integrity of any software, message document. It is created electronically. The documents signed using digital signatures are also legally binding on the person using it. Also for electronic messages, digital signature ensures that message has not altered in transit.


What is a Digital Signature Certificate?

A Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is a secure digital identity of a person. Digital Signature Certificate is issued by certifying authorities. It is used to certify the identity of the person using it through public-private key encryption method. A digital signature contains all information about the person using it e.g. name, address, date of birth, pin code, country, email address, date of issuance and name of issuing authority. Digital Signature helps to authenticate the documents signed by the digital signature holder.

Type of Digital Signature


 Class 2 Digital Signature

Class 2 Digital signature is used and Register of companies like LLP, Private or Public Limited Company etc. Class 2 DSC type of Digital Signature is used for the Company LLP Incorporation, (Income tax) IT Return E-filing, Obtaining DIN or DPIN, and Filing other forms with Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Income Tax Department. Class 2 Digital Signature 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 into 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 on the internet.Sign & Encryption certificate are very popular to use for filing income tax VAT and Register of companies like LLP, Private or Public Limited Company etc. Encryption certificates secure the documents until it reaches the intended recipient.

Class 2 Sign and Encrypt [COMBO] 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.


Class 3 Digital Signature

Class 3 Digital Signature is basically 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 into two categories:

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

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

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


DGFT Digital Signature

A DGFT Digital Signature is required to digitally any sign documents in electronic format or for transactions being performed through DGFT portal or website. 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 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 dsc Website. DGFT Digital Signature Certificate 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.


How to Create a Digital Signature?


In India, Digital Signatures are issued under the guidelines of CCA (Controller of Certifying Authorities). CCA authorized various certifying authorities for issuing digital signatures in India. Some of the certifying authorities are E-Mudhra, Capricorn Digital, Safescrypt. Anyone who needs a digital signature needs to approach these CCA.

How to use a digital signature

  • 1. Insert USB Token
  • 2. Install Driver
  • 3. Click on the place where you want to use

Digital Signature Process


Choose the type of Digital Signature Required


Submission of DSC (Digital Signature) Application form with Certifying Authority


Attach all documents required with the application form


Get DSC

Class 2 Digital Signature Price 

  Class 2 Sign Class 2 Encrypt
Class 2 Combo
DSC Charge + (Inclusive of GST @ 18%) 1 year– 1000 Buy Now - 1 year -2000 Buy Now
DSC Charge + (Inclusive of GST @ 18%) 2 year -1000 Buy Now - 2 year -2000 Buy Now
DSC Charge + (Inclusive of GST @ 18%) 3 year -1500 Buy Now - 3 year -2500 Buy Now


Cost of Class 3 Digital Signature 

  Class 3 Sign Class 3 Encrypt
Class 3 Combo
DSC Charge + (Inclusive of GST @ 18%) 1 year- 2000 Buy Now 1 year - 2000 Buy Now 1 year - 3000 Buy Now
DSC Charge + (Inclusive of GST @ 18%) 2 year -2000 Buy Now 2 year -2000 Buy Now 2 year -3000 Buy Now
DSC Charge + (Inclusive of GST @ 18%) 3 year -2500 Buy Now 3 year -2500 Buy Now 3 year -4000 Buy Now


Cost of DGFT Digital Signature 

  DGFT Sign DGFT Encrypt
DGFT Combo
DSC Charge + (Inclusive of GST @ 18%) 1 year -3000Buy Now - -
DSC Charge + (Inclusive of GST @ 18%) 2 year -3000Buy Now - -
DSC Charge + (Inclusive of GST @ 18%) 3 year -4000 Buy Now - -
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