Dongle Based signature required Hardware devices call e token, signature is store in the e token. DSC holder can plug the token in the computer and sign the file.
Aadhaar based eSinature allow an Aadhaar card holder with registered phone number to digitally sign a document instantly by sharing One Time Password from UID. In this form of Digtial Signature no e token required.
First upload your document which you need to sign digitally. Perform the Aadhaar eSign using OTP or biometric authentication.
Get the uploaded document with customers eSign appended to it.
Points you need to make sure before eSign a Document Online,
Under the Information Technology Act, 2000, Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) are legally valid as per the Indian Law. Licensed Certifying Authorities (CA’s) issue DSC’s under the Ministry of Information Technology which makes the use of DSC’s authentic and valid, just as any wet or physical signature. Electronic signatures also serve as a proof of signature and presumption to electronic agreements under the Indian Evidence (Amendment) Act, 1882. DSCs are generated for Aadhaar-based eSign as well and it can be viewed by clicking on the eSign button. This DSC record is created and the eSign should be used within 30 minutes, after which the private key is destroyed. Although the key is destroyed almost immediately, once an electronic signature has been applied to a document, it is valid forever. Digital signatures issued by licensed CA’s are legally valid in a court of law as per the IT Act, 2000.Under Section 2(p) and Section 3 of the Act, digital signatures are considered reliable, legal and secure because digital signatures employ hash functions and cryptosystems for electronic records. It is also important to understand how to validate eSign. eSign or electronic signatures are digital signatures that can be applied to electronic documents as per Section 5 of the Act, which explains the legal recognition of electronic signatures. As per Section 3A of the Act, a subscriber may authenticate an electronic record with an electronic signature that is considered reliable or as stipulated in the Second Schedule of the IT Act, 2000. According to Section 3A, Schedule 3 of the IT Act, 2000, an electronic signature is considered valid if all of the following conditions are fulfilled :
The Central Government has stipulated that electronic signatures cannot be used on all classes of documents. Any electronic signature used on any of the documents listed below will not make such a signature or the document itself valid.
A digital signature certificate can be revoked by a CA, thereby making the use of such DSC devices invalid. DSC here refers to the file inside the DSC USB dongle, and not the digital signature itself. Please note that the signatures already placed using the device are permanent and cannot be revoked.A subscriber can make his/her case before the CA before a DSC is revoked. A Certifying Authority has the power to revoke a Digital Signature Certificate if:
A person or company is not permitted to publish a DSC unless:
A digital certificate is an electronic document issued by a Certificate Authority (CA). It contains the public key for a digital signature and specifies the identity associated with the key, such as the name of an organization. The certificate is used to confirm that the public key belongs to the specific organization. The CA acts as the guarantor. Digital certificates must be issued by a trusted authority and are only valid for a specified time. They are required in order to create a digital signature.