Why Digital Signature?
Digital signature can be used as proof in legal matters.
Highlights of Digital Signature
A DSC contains user’s information such as name, physical address, email address, country, date of issued certificate, etc. A DSC is explicitly associated with the owner’s identity with two keys – private keys and public keys. The authentication is possible and successful only if both the keys are available and match. The private key is stored on the user's computer hard disk or on an external memory device. The user retains control of the private key; it can only be used with the issued password. The public key is diffused with the encrypted information. This means that the encrypted data cannot be decrypted and therefore, is inaccessible to unauthorized parties.
Digital Signatures are of three types:
Documents required for Digital Signature
Certification Agencies are appointed by the office of the Controller of Certification Agencies (CCA). There are a total of 8 Certification Agencies authorized by the CCA to issue Digital Signature Certificates. A licensed Certifying Authority (CA) issues digital signatures.
DSC can be acquired by directly approaching government-listed agencies such as TCS, IDBRT, MTNL, SAFESCRYPT, etc. by providing the required documents.