Technology And Security Standard Of Digital Signature Certificate In India

The Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act) has prescribed that digital signature should be based on Public key infrastructure. The details of the security system for public key infrastructure are detailed out in Information Technology (Certifying Authority) Rules 2000 (CA rules 2000).This summary deals with the technology and standards to used by the Certifying Authorities (CA) for digital signature certificates (DSC) and other important activities.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the standards prescribed for digital signature?
What are the other technical standards to be followed by CA?
Are there any other security guidelines to be followed by CA?

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