DSC Configuration Steps - Rural Development

Rural Development Department
Government of Tripura
Venue: Conference Hall #1, Pragna Bhawan, Gorkhabasti
Date: 7th March, 2014
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Where can I use Digital Signature Certificates?
You can use Digital Signature Certificates for the following:
For sending and receiving digitally signed and encrypted emails
For carrying out secure web-based transactions, or to identify other participants of
web-based transactions.
In eTendering, eProcurement, Income Tax [for efiling income tax returns]
Applications and also in many other applications.
For signing documents like MSWord, MSExcel and PDFs.
Plays a pivotal role in creating a paperless office.
What is Digital Signature?
A digital signature is an electronic form of a signature that can be used to
authenticate the identity of the sender of a message/document, and possibly to
ensure that the original content of the message or document that has been sent is
What is a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)?
Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) is the electronic format of physical or paper
certificate like a driving License, passport etc.
Certificates serve as proof of identity of an individual for a certain purpose in
digital world.
Digital Signature Certificate can be presented electronically to prove your identity,
to access information or services on the Internet or to sign certain documents
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 Signature
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 purchase a Digital Signature Certificate?
Legally valid Digital Signature Certificates are issued only through a Controller of
Certifying Authorities (CCA), Govt. of India, licensed Certifying Authorities (CA),
such as NICCA (NIC Certifying Authority).
What is the difference between a Digital Signature and a
Digital Signature Certificate?
A digital signature is an electronic method of signing an electronic document
whereas a Digital Signature Certificate is a computer based record that
 Identifies the Certifying Authority issuing it.
 Has the name and other details that can identify the subscriber.
 Contains the subscriber's public key.
 Is digitally signed by the Certifying Authority issuing it.
 Is valid for either one year or two years.
• Certifying Authorities & NICCA
• DSC Request:
 Eligibility & Fee Structure
 DSC Request Form
 Filling up
• Validation of DSC Request Filled up Forms &
Payment w.r.t Tokens:
 Validation & Guidelines
 DSC issuing Background processes
• Monitoring of DSC Issuance:
 Only beneficiary-level status from NICCA
 Best Practices followed in Tripura
• Configuration of DSCs
• DSC Integration into MGNREGA Software:
What is the role of CCA?
 The Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) is a Government of India
undertaking that license and regulate the working of Certifying Authorities.
The CCA certifies the public keys of CAs, which enables users in the cyberspace
to verify that a given certificate is issued by a licensed CA. For this purpose, CCA
operates, the Root Certifying Authority of India (RCAI).
The CCA also maintains the National Repository of Digital Signature Certificate
(NRDC), which contains all the certificates issued by all the CAs in the country.
What is a Certifying Authority (CA)?
 A Certifying Authority is a trusted agency whose central responsibility is to issue,
revoke, renew and provide directories for Digital Signature Certificates.
According to Section 24 of the Information Technology Act 2000, "Certifying
Authority" means a person who has been granted a license to issue Digital
Signature Certificates.
What is a Registration Authority (RA)?
 A RA (Registration Authority) is an agent of the Certifying Authority who
collects the application forms and related documents for Digital Signature
Certificates, verifies the information submitted and approves or rejects the
application based on the results of the verification process.
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DSC e-Token configuration
Disable Automatic System Update
completion of DSC Configuration
Do not install, uninstall and update any software
till the completion of DSC Configuration
 Certificates to be downloaded on the same PC
which was used for online request generation
Download & Install JRE 6 (32 bit) from NICCA website
Open nicca.nic.in on IE browser click “Download smart card/
USB e-Token driver”
Install the software placed at No. 15 point
Insert DSC e-Token in PC & open “SC-SED” icon from the
If you face any problem to run “SC SED” icon on desktop then do following.
Click on “SC SED” icon on desktop>> properties >> Compatibility
>>Compatibility mode >> Windows XP Service Pack2 >> Apply
Click on “Gemalto USB Key Smart Card Reader”
Then Click on “Yes”.
Enter Default Password – 0000
Enter Your Personal Details
Generated Token Information
Click on “View”. Now its empty
Login as member in the NICCA site
Type the user ID & password provided
with the DSC e-Token
Select “Enroll” option from the toolbar
Read & close the message box
Click the “Yes” button in the next message
that will appear
Choose “Signing Certificate” option from Certificate Type and fill up the
relevant text boxes also select the “Microsoft Base Smart Card Crypto
Provider” option from the Cryptographic Service Provider
Enter Pin 0000
Wait for the key pair to be generated
Signing Certificate Generated
Open “View Status” to verify
Open “Enroll” option to generate the
“Encryption Certificate”
Click “Ok” button & fill up the form
Follow similar procedure like
View Status in the next page to verify whether
both certificates are generated or not
Open the DSC holder’s email inbox to verify the
“Signing” & “Encryption” Certificates
Open “View Status” again to see the status of progress of DSC
Certification from CA office, New Delhi
After successful Certification open the “Request Number of
Signing Certificate link
Open email inbox to view the
Authentication Pin
Copy the “Authentication Pin” from
email inbox
Sign of successful installation of JRE
Paste the “Authentication Pin” and download the “Signing
Certificate” in the User PC
Enter Pin 0000
Follow same procedure for downloading “Encryption
Certificate” in the machine
Enter Pin as before (0000)
Press the “Save” button to save the
Certificate file in Desktop (say)
Open “SC-SED” icon and select
Click on “Import Certificate”
Open the “Browse” button to select
the saved file from Desktop (say)
Key in the Digital ID Password after copying the “Request
Number” of “Encryption Certificate” generated
Enter Token Password (0000)
Digital ID has been imported
Click on “view” to verify successful DSC
DSC e-Token configuration Done!

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