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DSC Software Download & Instructions

DSC Software and Drivers

Procedure to Download DSC Software

Digital Signature Certificate or DSC is required for eSigning documents, and filing of MCA forms, income tax returns, GST Returns, etc.; for security reasons, the Digital Signature Certificate is stored on a hardware device, a Cryptographic USB Token known as ePass. The USB token can only hold the Digital Signature Certificate. DSC Software will be installed to use the DSC token. The present article briefs the procedure for downloading DSC Software.

Digital Signature Certificate

A Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is a cryptographically secure key issued by certifying authorities (CAs) to validate and verify the identity of the person who holds this certificate. DSCs are predominantly issued and utilized when businesses need to digitally sign documents online, securely authenticate the Signature, and validate the signed copy.

For more details on the Guide to Digital Signature Certificate in India, Click here.

Procedure for obtaining Digital Signature

A digital signature can get from Certifying Authority by submitting a signed DSC application with gazette copies of documents.

Click here to get the Documents required for obtaining the DSC

To purchase a Class 3 Digital Signature with ePass Token, visit

Class 3 Digital Signature with ePass Token 

IndiaFilings can help you get a Class 3 Digital Signature certificate with a validity of 2 years and a secure USB token. 

Applicants do not need to submit the documents manually or through a courier. All the Digital Signatures are provided with a FIPS-compliant ePass USB token to protect the Signature until the end of validity.

Procedure to download and install the e-pass 2003 token driver

As mentioned above, to use the Digital Signature Certificate token, follow the below-mentioned steps to download and install the e-pass 2003 token driver.

Step 1: Please download and install the e-pass 2003 token driver before plugging in the USB token.

Step 2: After installation, plug the USB token into the USB port of your computer and enter the password.

You can change the password on the Token by selecting the option “CHANGE USER PIN.”  

Step 3: Once you have signed a document, unplug the USB token from your computer and store it in a safe place.

IMPORTANT: Never click the initialize/delete button in the e-pass 2003 driver menu. If you click on either the initialize or delete button, the Digital Certificate will be deleted, and the Token will become unusable.

Never lose the password for your USB token or inadvertently enter the wrong password multiple times. If a password is lost or the USB token is locked, there is no way to retrieve or use the Digital Signature. You will have to purchase a new Digital Certificate and USB token.

How to use a Class 3 Digital Signature with ePass Token?

The Digital Signature Certificate will issue in the E-pass token; you can use the DSC to sign the documents digitally:

Step 1: Attach the USB E-Pass token to the USB Portal

Step 2: A popup will appear asking for a password; enter the password, Click on approves, and uses the DSC.