How to make Digital Signature Certificate online in 2023

Introduction about Digital Signature Certificate

A digital equivalent of a physical signature. It is used to authenticate the identity of the sender of a digital message or document and to ensure the integrity of the message or document. Just as a handwritten signature is used to verify the authenticity of a physical document, a digital signature serves the same purpose in the digital world.

A Digital Signature Certificate is issued by a trusted third party known as a Certifying Authority (CA). The CA verifies the identity of the individual or entity requesting the certificate and then issues the certificate, which contains the public key of the certificate holder. The public key is a cryptographic key used for encryption and digital signing.

Digital Signature Certificate

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Used of Digital Signature Certificate

Digital Signature Certificates are commonly used for various online transactions and processes that require authentication and non-repudiation. Some common use cases include:

  1. Electronic Filing: Government agencies often require Digital Signature Certificates for electronic filing of documents like tax returns or legal forms.
  2. Online Transactions: Digital signatures are used in secure online transactions to ensure that the transaction is legitimate and tamper-proof.
  3. Document Authentication: Digital signatures can be used to verify the authenticity of digitally transmitted documents.
  4. Email Encryption: Digital signatures can be used to encrypt and authenticate emails, ensuring that the sender is genuine and that the content has not been altered in transit.
  5. Legal Contracts: Digital signatures can be used to create legally binding contracts and agreements in the digital realm.

Class 3 Digital Signature can be used for-

  1. MCA e-filing
  2. Income Tax e-filing
  3. e-Tendering
  4. LLP registration
  5. GST application
  6. IE code registration
  7. Form 16
  8. Patent and trademark e-filing
  9. Customs e-filing
  10. e-Procurement
  11. e-Biding
  12. e-Auction and more


Documents required for making Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)


Buy Digital Signature Certificate & Sign Documents

Used for GST, MCA, Income Tax, Tender submissions, EPFO filings, and more


How to Apply for Digital Signatures Certificate?

Digital Signature Certificates for individuals and organizations by following a completely online and paperless process on our website. This is applicable for all Indian citizens who wish to buy Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) using “PAN” or “Aadhaar Paperless Offline eKYC”. Digital Signature Certificates for a multitude of use-cases defined by the Government of India.

Procure Digital Signature Certificate in few simple steps:
  1. Click on “Buy Certificate“.
  2. Select user type based on your use-case (Individual or Organization).
  3. Select certificate type as per your requirement. By default you can select “Signature” as certificate type for all your digital signing purposes. Please note that you need to select “both” (signature & encryption) as the certificate type in case you want to use it for eTendering.
  4. Select the validity period as per your requirement (for example: 1 year/2years/3 years).
  5. Click on “Buy Certificate” to proceed with your purchase.
  6. Verify your identity through online paperless process.
  7. Download your Digital Signature Certificate.

Digital Signature Certificate registration step by step process in below video

Click on below video to know about the registration process of DSC


USB Token for DSC

USB Token for DSC or Digital Signature Certificate for Digital Signing, being a host of vital protective measures, have gained massive recognition in the past years. Since CCA has also made it mandatory for the users to have a USB token along with their DSCs, the user can utilize these “Plug and Play” tokens to download and install DSCs on them.

With its two-factor authentication process for validation, secure local and remote desktop login, people are now enjoying the liberty to perform their signing operation from remote locations.

Types of USB Tokens For DSC


The Proxkey USB token is a hardware cryptographic token with two-factor authentication. The involvement of both private and public keys makes the entire signing process smooth. Also, the private key is stored on the chip embedded inside the token. Thus, can’t be exported.


A USB mtoken helps in assuring or identifying the user’s identity electronically, thus enhancing digital security. The secure and strong authentication for network access allows you to perform cloud signing operations at ease.

ePass 2003

These epass2003 USB tokens, widely used for storing or downloading any kind of digital signature certificates, are easy to carry anywhere. With the standards of x.509 v3 certificate storage makes it easy for the user to encrypt or decrypt the shared or signed information at an ease. Thus, helps in making their entire signing process easy and quick.

Gemalto SafeNet eToken

To help you all protect your digital identities and to offer a safe web ecosystem in today’s digital era, SafeNet e Token ensures two-factor authentication for secure remote and network access. These tokens encourage certificate-based support for digital applications having Digital Signature and authentications.

How To Perform Signing On PDF Documents Using The USB Tokens?

1. At first, you have to Plug in the USB Token that you are having into your System.

2. Then, you need to install the related drivers on your USB Token. These drivers are generally provided by your DSC issuing authority for your tokens and can be downloaded easily through our web portal as well.

3. Verifying the credential of the installed certificates has always remained an advantage. You can also view the content under the property options of the default internet explorer.

4. All the digital certificates are generally listed under the certificate sections. There the user can also check for the validity and specifications of the installed drivers.

5. Once all the drivers get installed on your workstation or on the USB device itself, you become free now to download the PDF file on your system that you intend to sign digitally.

6. Save the downloaded PDF File to the desired destination of your Hard Drive.

7. Open the downloaded PDF file using Adobe Acrobat PDF readers or any other related software installed on your system.

8. Your customized authentication subtleties will then appear on your screen immediately after you mark your area for signing.

9. Your personalized certificate details will appear on your desktop window immediately after you select an area for the signing.

10. Enter the private key provided with your Digital Signature Certificates to encrypt your signed document.

11. When signed successfully, you can save this signed PDF document on your system. Adding a suffix ( _signed) to your file name will be helpful.

12. Once signed, store the signed copy in your workstation for future references.


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