A Digital Signature Certificate is a secure digital key that is issued by the certifying authorities for the purpose of validating and certifying the identity of the person holding this certificate. Digital Signatures make use of the public key encryptions to create the signatures.
A digital signature certificate (DSC) contains information about the user’s name, pin code, country, email address, date of issuance of certificate and name of the certifying authority.
Types of digital signature
Class I – Income tax filing, ROC, GST
Class II– Tender filing, Ice gate Registration
Class III - DGFT has mandated use of Digital Signature Certificates with all electronic documents uploaded on the DGFT site.