Digital Signature Certificate for ICEGATE

ICEGATE (Indian Custom EDI gateway) is the gateway for the users of Indian Customs EDI system. All the individuals (Importers/Exporters/CHAs/Airlines/Shipping Agents etc.), trade partners (Banks, Custodians/FSSAI etc) or Government Agencies (DGFT/Ministry of Steel etc) connect ICEGATE for document filing, data sharing under Customs Business Process or for administrative, statistical, and analytical or policy making purpose.

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It provides Remote EDI Services (RES) to the trade and industry for filing documents, data exchange, e-payment, status enquiry, document tracking, query-reply etc. In order to overcome the challenges such as impersonation of identity of the registered user, tracing the identity of users, misuses of credibility of accredited clients etc there was a need to implement digital signature for the documents / messages receiving / forwarding electronic to and fro the customs business partners, stakeholders and other Govt. Agencies.

Which type of certificate is required ?

Class 3
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Why do I need a Digital Signature Certificate?

A Digital Signature Certificate authenticates your identity electronically. It also provides you with a high level of security for your online transactions by ensuring absolute privacy of the information exchanged using a digital certificate. You can use certificates to encrypt information such that only the intended recipient can read it. You can digitally sign information to assure the recipient that it has not been changed in transit, and also verify your identity as the sender of the message.

Where can I use Digital Signature Certificates?

You can use Digital Signature Certificates for the following:

  • For secure email and web-based transactions, or to identify other participants of web-based transactions.
  • To prove ownership of a domain name and establish SSL/ TLS encrypted secured sessions between your website and the user for web based transactions.
  • As a developer, for proving authorship of a code and retaining integrity of the distributed software programs.
  • For signing web forms, e-tendering documents, filing income tax returns, to access membership-based websites automatically without entering a user name and password etc.

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