FAQ Digital Signature Certificate

What is Digital Signature Certificate ?

1. what are digital certificates ?

A Digital Certificate is a unique identity of an individual, when the person transacts / interacts through internet. It lends legal sanctity to online transactions under the IT Act 2000.

2. what is a digital signature ?
3. What are Certifying Authority in India ?

Certifying Authority (CA) like, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Emudhra Safescrypt (sify), ncode solutions is a body who has the authority to issue and revoke Digital Certificates. In India, CA operates under the license of Ministry of Information Technology and as per the Rules and Regulations stipulated in the Information Technology Act 2000.

4. What are Licensed Registration Authority/Sub Certifying Authority?

The company licensed by Certifying Authority to issue Digital Certificate as per IT Act 2000.

5. What are the types of Digital Certificates?

The company licensed by Certifying Authority to issue Digital Certificate as per IT Act 2000.

The Digital Certificates are of 3 types :
  1. Class 1 digital signature : Only Email address is authenticated
  2. Class 2 digital signature : An individual is verified against an established database and identity is verified with supporting documents.
  3. Class 3 digital signature : An individual is physically verified and identity of individual and an organization is verified with supporting docs.
6. What are the contents of Digital Signature Certificates?
The information on DSC:
  1. Name of Digital Certificate holder
  2. Email address
  3. Validity period
  4. Sub-Certifying Authority Certificate
  5. Certifying Authority Certificate
  6. CCA (Controller of Certifying Authority) Certificate

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