Bidder should do the registration in the tender site https://iocletenders.gov.in using the option available.Then the Digital Signature registration has to be done with the e-token, after logging into the site. The e-token may be obtained from one of the authorized Certifying Authorities. Capricorn CA is a licensed Certifying Authority under the Indian IT Act 2000, by CCA.
There are various Type of digital signature certificate (DSC), the information below would help you to arrive to the right certificate for your needs.
Type of Certificates
- Sign – Sign Digital Signature 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 – Encrypt Digital Signature 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 Digital Signature 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 Digital Signature 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.
Digital signature certificates are mandatory for participating in e-tenders. Digital signatures are codes which can be attached to electronic documents and electronically transmitted messages. Just like signatures are used to verify the identity of an individual, digital signatures are used to confirm the identity of the bidder/ vendor. Only certifying authorities (CAs), authorised by the Controller of Certifying Authorities of India, can issue valid class 3 digital signature certificates which can be used to participate in the IOCL e-tendering process.
At Digital Signature Mart, we provide Class 2 Digital Signature Certificates and Class 3 digital signature certificates which are valid for one year, two years and three years, depending upon your requirement. Using our user-friendly online portal you can even either a signing digital signature certificate or a signing and encryption digital signature certificate. Buy and apply for a digital signature certificate at Digital Signature Mart.