Class 3 Digital Signature for eTendering can be issued to ( Organization User / Government User / Banking User } with Signing & Encryption ( Combo ) certificate for a validity period of minimum 1 years and 3 years maximum. Class 3 Digital Signature can be store on only FIPS Certified USB Token like ePass Auto 2003.
Class 3 Digital Signature with Signing & Encryption [ COMBO ] certificate is the higest level of certificate among all type of certificates. Class 3 Digital Signature issued to an organization with Combo DSC can be used for eTendering, eProcurement, eBidding, eAuction on all government , semi government, PSUs, Private portals all over India.
Class 3B Organization User DSC can be issued to Propritorship Firm, Partnership Firm, Private Limited, Limited, NGOs / Trust, LLP , Government Users & Banking Users with documents of existance of Organization.
Class 3 digital signature can be issued in two categories : Signing , Signing & Encryption. Signing Certificate could only be used for signing a document whereas encryption certificate provides protection to encrypted document / information over the transmission of document / information on internet. Encryption Certificates are most popular to use on eTendering or eProcurment platforms. Encryption certificates basically secure the documents / information until it reaches to intended recipient.What is Encryption Certificate ?
Encryption Certificate is used to convert confidential documents into language of computer to avoid leakage of documents. Documents encrypted with encryption digital signature can be decrypt with digital signature only. Encryption certificate ensures confidentiality and integrity of documents.