Digital Signature Certificates
Digital signatures cannot be copied by someone else and can be automatically time-stamped, i.e. it has validity for its usage.
A digital signature is an electronic signature that can be used to validate the identity of the signer of a document and to ensure that the original content of the document that has been sent is unchanged.
Useful Resources for Digital Signature Certificates (DSC)
There are mainly three features of digital signatures
- Authentication – It is used to authenticate the source of messages.
- Integrity – The sender and receiver of a message need assurance that the message has not been changed during transmission.
- Non-Repudiation – Digital signatures ensure that the sender who has signed the information cannot at a later time disagree having signed it.
Type of Digital signature certificates (DSC)
- Class II DSC for an individual (used in Income Tax, RoC, PF, IEC)
- Class III DSC for individual and Corporate (Mainly used in online Tenders)
- Class III DSC for DGFT for foreign trade
Importance of Digital Signature
- The digital signature is one of the most important things you have when it comes to keeping confidential information secure.
- Digital encryption and audit trails keep the signature secure, protecting the organization against fraud and keep all the information secure.
- A digital signature can reduce the cost of paper and printing.
- Digital Signature can save considerable time when it comes to processing and organizing important documents.
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