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Can you sign using a digital signature itself?

Hi. Digital signature have word-wide recognition as per UNCITRAL - The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law - to which many countries including India are signatory. Three important reasons for Digital Signatures are Authenticity Integrity and Non- Repudiation In India, Digital Signatures are of 3 (three) types. Class I, Class II and Class III. Class I and II are allotted to Individuals and Class III is allotted to Corporate. Class II has more utility of Government Business than Class I of merely being signature use. Many people have misunderstand scanned signature as digital signature. No, is incorrect. Above is just a signature which is scanned and can be used as rubber stamp and / or facsimile signature. Digital Signature is a combination of A-Z and 0–9. Although digital signature is mandatory and in better usage today, concept of encryption and de-encryption is age old. Digital signatures is itself a lengthy subject and almost all digital signatures are in public domain and comprises of combinations of public key and private key. One of the digital signature (which is open in public domain) is reproduced as under and is a combination of A-Z and 0–9. How to affix a signature. To a document. Create a document. Save it and affix digital signature. You need to have valid digital signature installed and / or stored in your local machine and imported in word program and / or browser. At times, digital signatures are stored in external devices (called dongle etc) and are password protected. When you complete the document, save the document and click on apply signature. You will have to run a signature setup before this. Please get familiar with various options of your document program and / or get help of professionals. When you apply signature on a document, it may look like this. To an email. Same as above but in email program that you are using. Special Note. Keep your digital signature / DSC (Digital Signature Certificate) password protected and at safe n secure place which is out of reach of all except you. Also follow guidelines of issuing authorities and laws of respective countries. Above explanation is merely for academic purposes and has more relevance to Indian usage. Regards, Avinash Murkute | Galaxy4u | Pune We Proudly Do Legal Documentation!

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