Document Signer Certificates fall under the category of Special Purpose Certificates, in the IOG (Interoperability Guidelines for Digital Signature Certificates issued under Information Technology Act. Version 3.5 20 June 2018 issued by CCA) these are termed as ‘Organisational Document Signer Certificate’. Document Signer is issued to organizational software applications for operating automatically to authenticate documents/information attributed to the organization by using Digital Signature applied on the document, documents/Information. Document Signer Certificates’ purpose is mainly for automated signing and also to reflect organizational accountability.
Unlike an Organizational Digital Signature where the signature is issued to individual name with organizational value, Document Signer Certificates are issued to Organizational legal name. The Organisational Document Signer Certificates are different from a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) issued to an Organization for use of a person in official capacity bearing the name of the department or subdivision of the organization the person belongs to.
In case the applicant is himself a director, then documents 4,5, and 9 are not required.