Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When you sign any transaction, you are using your private key. When the recipient receives the information with your certificate, he can verify the information using the public key on your certificate.
Signing an e-mail message means you attach your Digital Certificate to it so that the recipient knows it came from you and was not tampered within route.
Encrypting a message means you "scramble" it in a way that only the intended recipient can "unscramble" it, which safeguards against monitoring.
You can digitally sign any e-mail as long as the recipient has an e-mail application, which supports S/MIME. You cannot encrypt a message, however, unless you have the recipient's Digital Certificate.
Netscape Communicator Users: Any signed e-mail you receive will have a prominent icon in the upper-right corner of the message saying "signed" or "encrypted" or both.
Microsoft Internet Explorer Users: Signed messages will be shown in the inbox (or any other folder) with a red ribbon on the envelope icon. Encrypted messages will show a padlock on the envelope icon.
Once a Digital Certificate has been issued it cannot be changed. Your Digital Certificate specifically verifies that your public key is bound to your stated e-mail address, so when you change addresses you need to request a new Digital Certificate.
Unfortunately Web-based mail like Yahoo, Hotmail, Incredimail, MSN or AOL is not S/MIME compatible and so cannot be used with a Personal Email Certificate.
No you cannot.
After downloading and importing Digital Certificate in your web browser, you are ready to use your Digital Certificate with web browser but for using with your email client software you will have to configure necessary settings.
For this Assure Messaging Solution has to be integrated with the mail server to provide digital signature based access control.
Sorry, but you cannot.
Yes, you can digital signatures for e-tendering.
Only following transactions/instruments are not recognized as per the IT Act
Negotiable Instrument as defined in section 13 of 26 of 1881. The Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881.
- A power-of-attorney.
- Succession Act/Will.
- Transfer of Immovable property.
- • Trust
Yes, Digital Signature can be employed in wireless network.
Sorry, you cannot use Digital Certificate which you have purchased as an individual for your website. For authenticating your website you will be in need of a different Digital Certificate which is called as SSL (secure socket layer) certificate.
No, you control the presentation of your Digital Certificates to websites through the settings in your web browser.
When a document or transaction is signed using a Digital Certificate, it serves as a means of identifying the person who signed since a certificate and vouches for the owner's identity or association with a particular organization. It is important to validate a certificate to ensure that it has not been changed, revoked or has not expired.