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Know The Difference Between Class 2 And Class 3 Digital Signature

WHAT IS A DIGITAL SIGNATURE CERTIFICATE?

A Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is a safe digital identification of an individual. A Digital Signature Certificate is issued by the certifying authorities. It is used to validate a person's identity by using it through the method of public-private key encryption. A digital signature holds all particulars about an individual using it. To say: name, address, birth date, pin code, country, e-mail address, issuance date and issuing authority name. Digital Signature assists in authenticating the documents that a digital signature holder signs.

Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate

Individuals and organizations both can take advantage of this certificate. The major purpose of this class of certificate is to validate the signer's details. It reconfirms the already stated user's data. This class of certificate is utilized in variety of form-filling, registration to be done online, attestation of email, filing of income tax etc. apart from the mentioned uses; other uses are too listed below:

(i) MCA e-filing

(ii) Income Tax e-filings

(iii) Registration of LLP

(iv) Application of GST

(v) IE code registration

(vi) Form 16,etc

The authentication prerequisites for Class 2 Digital Signature form are:

(I) eKYC Biometric of Aadhaar.

(II) Application form that is paper based along with supporting documents.

OR

(III) eKYC OTP of Aadhaar along with Video Verification.

Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate

This class of digital certificate is the safest of all certificates. In affairs of high security and safety, class 3 digital signature certificate is used. It is chiefly get to be used in online trading and e-commerce, where an enormous amount of money or extreme personal information is involved.

Mentioned below are the major functions of Class 3 certificates -

(i) E-tendering

(ii) Patent and trademark e-filing

(iii) MCA e-filing

(iv) Customs e-filing

(v) E-procurement

(vi) E-biding

(vii) E-auction

The authentication prerequisites for Class 3 Digital Signature form are:

(I) eKYC Biometric of Aadhaar.

(II) Application form that is paper based along with supporting documents and (physical personal appearance before CA or Video verification).

OR

(III) eKYC OTP of Aadhaar along with Video Verification.