DSC – Digital Signature Certificate
Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) are the digital equivalent (that is electronic format) of physical or paper certificates.A digital certificate can be presented electronically to prove one’s identity, to access information or services on the Internet or to sign certain documents digitally.
A licensed Certifying Authority (CA) issues the digital signature. Certifying Authority (CA) means a person who has been granted a license to issue a digital signature certificate under Section 24 of the Indian IT-Act 2000.
The different types of Digital Signature Certificates are
- Class 2: Here, the identity of a person is verified against a trusted, pre-verified database.
- Class 3: This is the highest level where the person needs to present himself or herself in front of a Registration Authority (RA) and prove his/ her identity.