A digital signature is a mathematical technique for verifying the integrity and validity of a letter, device, or digital document. It's the digital equivalent of a handwritten signature or a stamped seal, but it has a lot more protection built in. The aim of a digital signature is to prevent tampering and impersonation in digital communications.
A Digital Signature Certificate is a secure digital key provided by certifying authority to validate and confirm the identity of the person who holds the certificate. To produce signatures, digital signatures make use of public key encryptions. A digital signature certificate (DSC) includes information such as the user's name, pin code, country, email address, certificate issue date, and certifying authority name. They may also be used to accept informed consent by signers.
What are the objectives of a DSC?
Digital signatures are used to meet three important objectives of information security which are as follows
What are the advantages of DSC?
- Reduction of cost and time
Instead of signing hard copy documents physically and scanning them to send it time consuming but with DSC you can send them more quickly.
Digitally signed signatures cannot be altered or edited after signing so it makes the data safe and secure.
- Authenticity of documents
Digitally signed documents provide assurance of the signer’s authenticity.
What are the disadvantages of DSC?
Like all the other technological products, these DSCs also have a small shelf life of 1, 2 or 3 years, as per the requirement of the individual.
What are the disadvantages of a DSC?
- Log on and Select your Package
Log on to the onfiling under Digital Certification Services’ section, Select the Package
- Fill the necessary details
Now fill in all the details related to Class of DSC, validity, applicant name and contact details, address and identity details , GST number and identity details , declaration, documents of identity and address proof.
- Proof of identity and address
The supporting document provided as proof of identity and address
- Post the documents required
After verification DSC will be issued.