FAQ

General Digital Signatures and Certificates

What is a Digital Signature?

What is a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)?

Why do I need a Digital Signature Certificate?

Where can I purchase a Digital Signature Certificate?

Where can I use Digital Signature Certificates?

How does a Digital Signature Certificate work?

Are Digital Signatures Certificate legally valid in India?

What is the difference between a Digital Signature and a Digital Signature Certificate?

Digital Signature Usage

Can I use one Digital Signature Certificate for multiple e-mail addresses?

Can I use digital signature certificate in e-tendering systems?

Can digital signature certificates be used in wireless networks?

Am I allowed to use one web server certificate (SSL) for more than one website?

Regulatory

What is a Certifying Authority (CA)?

Who can be a Certifying Authority (CA)?

What is a Registration Authority (RA)?

What is the role of CCA?

What is NRDC?

What is RCAI?

Repository

What is a CRL?

What is a CPS?

What is a CP?

What is Subscriber Agreement?

FAQ- Registration and Application Apply And Download

How long will it take for the application to be processed?

How do I apply for a digital signature certificate through e-Mudhra?

What are the different steps involved in processing an application for a Digital Signature Certificate?

I'm trying to apply for a new Digital Signature Certificate. What 'User Type' should I select?

I'm trying to apply for a new Digital Signature Certificate. What 'Certificate Class' should I select?

I'm trying to apply for a new Digital Signature Certificate. What 'Certificate Type' should I select?

I'm trying to apply for a new Digital Signature Certificate. What 'Type of Token' should I select?

Why do I need to submit documents for a Digital Signature Certificate?

What are the documents I need to submit to get a Digital Signature Certificate?

Do I have to be physically present for verification of identity when my application is being processed?

What is the reason for refusal of my request for a Digital Signature Certificate?

Can I be sure that my confidential information will not be misused during enrollment for obtaining a Digital Signature Certificate?

I have submitted my application for Digital Signature Certificate, but now I have decided to cancel my request. Will I get a refund?

FAQ- Certificate Management Revocation

Some of the details in my Digital Signature Certificate are incorrect. Can these be corrected?

What is Certificate Revocation?

How do I revoke my current Digital Signature Certificate, and how long does it take?

Can someone other than the subscriber revoke a certificate?

Where can I check whether my e-Mudhra Digital Signature Certificate is revoked or not?

How can I renew my Digital Signature Certificate?

Protection and Recovery

How do I protect my Digital Signature Certificate/Private key?

What do I do if someone copies my Digital Signature Certificate?

Can more than one person store their Digital Signature Certificate on a computer?

I have forgotten my private key password. Can someone change it for me?

I have lost the Smart Card / USB Token containing my certificate and cryptographic keys. What do I do?

Will I lose my Digital Signature Certificate if my hard drive is formatted or crashed?

I accidentally deleted my Digital Signature Certificate from my PC hard disk drive. What should I do now?

FAQ- Web Browser Related Certificate Installation

How do I install my Digital Signature Certificate?

Browser Upgrade

I deleted Microsoft Internet Explorer and installed the latest version. How do I reinstall my Digital Signature Certificate?

I deleted Netscape Navigator and installed the latest version. How do I reinstall my Digital Signature Certificate?

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