A Complete Guide on How to Use Digital Signature Certificate

As digital technologies are extensively taking space in most of the business processes, various industrial operations, and government and public sector work, the ardent utilities of digital assets are also becoming necessary. Many organizations, business houses, and firms have implemented Digital Signature Certificate to sign their essential records and thus authenticate their identity electronically. A large fraction of professionals including lawyers, doctors, bankers, and government officials also use DSC for signing a document/ prescription and pdf files to digitally secure their data from any cyber hazard.

DSC has been enormously appreciated for expediting the signing operations of businesses and reducing the time taken in signing bulk documents when integrated with relevant tools. Thus, it also assists in achieving sustainable and consistent business goals by ensuring the protection of all your business essential data.

Various Utilities Of Capricorn Digital Signature Certificates

One can use Capricorn Class 3 DSC to digitally sign a document, pdf, form/file, or record for business purposes or procuring government services. A Digital Signature can be used in MCA, IRCTC, IREPS/E-Ticketing, e-Filing GST, ITR Filing, DGFT, EPFO, Trademark/Patent, etc. DSC has become an indispensable signing tool for not only signing purposes but also guarantees cybersecurity assistance to all your sensitive information shared electronically.

What Is a Digital Signature Certificate?

Digital Signature Certificate is an electronic format of the physical paper-based certificate that is used to digitally sign a pdf document, file, folder or form online. DSC has a resemblance to a paper-based certificate that electronically authenticates your identity and records it.

DSC helps in the signing of a document, remote signing, protection against cyber threats, prevention of cyber scams, and tracking of the data wherever and whenever it is required.

Who Can Issue Digital Signature Certificates?

A Digital Signature Certificate is issued by the Certificate Authority CA which is authorized by the Controller of Certifying Authorities CCA, Government of India. The Registered Certifying Authorities offer DSC depending on the type of DSC and validity to individuals, organizations, and government agencies as per the guidelines of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Capricorn CA: A Renowned Certifying Authority

Capricorn CA is a licensed Certifying Authority that offers DSC and DSC-related signing solutions to individuals and organizations to fulfill their signing requirements. Capricorn CA has been awarded as the top 5 finalists in the category of Cybersecurity firms in India in the National Startup Awards 2020.

The use of DSC has been made legally permissible under the Information Technology Act 2000, Government of India to electronically validate the identity of the signer.

Capricorn CA provides you with a user-friendly online platform to obtain Digital Signature Certificates and other DSC-related services. Just Go to the “Buy DSC” tab and apply for a DSC today!

Step-By-Step Process To Know How To Use Capricorn DSC

Follow the steps mentioned below one by one to know how to use a DSC to digitally sign a pdf document online.
Step 1: Insert a Capricorn Branded USB token to your PC in order to link the Digital Signature Certificate to your device.
Step 2: Open the chosen document that you want to digitally sign.
Step 3: Select the ‘Tools' option in the menu bar; Go to 'Certificates' & Click on the 'Open' button.
Step 4: Now, an option of 'Digitally Sign' will be visible on the top of the toolbar.
Step 5: Click on the 'Digitally Sign' option & drag & select the preferred area on the document where you want to insert your digital signature.
Step 6: Now, a pop-up window containing all available digital signature certificates on your device will open on your screen.
Step 7: Select your Capricorn DSC and Click on the Continue button to proceed further.
Step 8: Now you can see the details of your DSC visible on your screen & you can also customize your signature as per needs.
Step 9: Click on the ‘Sign' button to proceed further.
Step 10: Now, you would be asked to save the pdf file. Select a name & save it by clicking on the ‘Save' button.
Step 11: After successfully saving your file, you have to provide a valid DSC User Pin and Click on the ‘login' button.
Step 12: Now, your Digital Signature will be visible on the document.

Signing pdf documents, files, folders, or forms with Capricorn DSC is a simple, convenient, and hassle-free process. It protects your essential personal data from cyber threats, forgery, and spam. Also, with the relevant Capricorn signing solution software's one could sign a ton of their documents with a single click from anywhere & at any time.