Digital Signature Certificate DSC is an incumbent digital tool for the digital document signing process and storing essential data. Many government departments and other service sectors have relied on the usability and the salient features of DSC for signing electronic documents/forms. It provides multi-level assistance of cyber security to the confidential data exchanged and various online transactions performed.

Digital Signature is a computation of a mathematical algorithm encrypted by hash values that store some particular message. This digital signing certificate resembles the physical paper-based certificate and documents are signed digitally. It protects the data by using encryption-decryption mechanisms

Type of DSC Certificates

DSC is categorized into two main types based on their classification, which helps differentiate their functionality.


Signing DSC is used for digitally signing electronic documents, files, or messages. It ensures the authenticity and integrity of the content and verifies the identity of the signer. Signing DSCs are commonly used in various applications such as legal documentation, government transactions etc…


Encryption DSCs are employed to secure the confidentiality and privacy of digital communication and data. They facilitate the encryption and decryption of data, making it unreadable to unauthorized parties. These certificates are often used for securing email communication, sensitive information transfer, and online transactions where data privacy is paramount.

Who could buy our certificate

Any individual or organization can buy our Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate which is applicable for Indian nationals and foreign nationals both

Class 3

The DSC is for Indians, who do not want their organization name to be part of the certificate

Class 3

Ths DSC is for companies (any type of entity), who want their organization name to be part of DSC

Class 3
Foreign Individuals

The DSC is for foreigners and would like to use our certificate in their name

Class 3
Foreign Organization

The DSC is for Organizations registered outside India would like to use our Digital certificates.

Class 3
Document Signer

If you intend to use our certificate for bulk signing of documents, you could use our Bulk Signer Certificates

Class 3
IET Certificates

We have a special Digital Signature certificate for IEC code holders, this certificate is specifically used for DGFT


Validity of the Certificate

You can buy the digital signature certificates with a validity of 1, 2, & 3 years. (This validity is controlled by the regulatory body i.e the Controller of Certifying Authority CCA. You can not buy a DSC with the validity of less than 1 year or more than 3 years.)

Class 3 DSC Certificate

Capricorn offers Class 3 DSC according to IVG guidelines which are considered the most secure and safest form of a certificate. Its applications are derived where security and safety of the data are the most essential factors. Certain usage of this digital signature certificate is in the filing of tax returns, tender filing, e-procurement, online trading, etc. These processes include huge money transactions and confidential information of the signer which can only be preserved by DSC.

DSC Processing Methods

DSC can typically be applied in several modes that vary in security and usage.