Know Everything about DSC

Digital Signature Certificate

Digital Signature Certificates or DSC or Digital Signature are being adopted by various government agencies and now is a statutory requirement in various applications. Capricorn offers different class of certificates to help organization and individuals secure online transactions with legal validity as per the Indian IT Act, 2000. Capricorn certificates conform to x.509 standard of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) in India where in additionally these are issued as per IVG and IOG guidelines issued by the office of Controller of Certifying Authorities. There are various Type and Class of DSC, the information below would help you to arrive to the right certificate for your needs.

It is used in :

  • MCA e-filing 

  • Income Tax e-filing 

  • LLP registration 

  • GST application 

  • IE code registration 

  • Customs e-filing 

  • Form 16 

  • E-biding

  • E-procurement 

  • E-tendering & E-auction

  • Patent and trademark

  • e-filing , etc.

class 3 dsc

Type of Certificates


Sign DSC can only be used for signing documents. The most popular usage of is signing the PDF file for Tax Returns, MCA and other websites. Signing via DSC gives the assurance of not only the integrity of the signer but also the data. It is proof of untampered and unaltered data.


Encrypt DSC can only be used to encrypt a document, it is popularly used in the tender portal, to help companies encrypt the documents and upload. You could also use the certificate to encrypt and send classified information. Encrypt DSC is fit for e-commerce documents, legal documentation and sharing documents that are highly confidential and contains information that needs to be protected. We are selling Encrypt certificate as a standalone product as well.

Sign & Encrypt

Our Sign & Encrypt DSC can be used for both signing and encrypting. It is convenient for users who need to authenticate and maintain the confidentiality of the information shared. Its usage includes filing government form and application.


We Also Make

Organization DSC | Individuals DSC | IET (DGFT)  | Goverment DSC

Foreign Organization DSC |Foreign Individual DSC | Document Signer