How to Register Digital Signature Certificate Online in Income Tax Portal

How to Register Digital Signature Certificate Online in Income Tax Portal

The Register Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) service is available to all registered users of the e-Filing portal. This service enables registered users to perform the following:

  • Register DSC
  • Re-Register when registered DSC has expired
  • Re-Register when registered DSC has not expired
  • Register DSC of Principal Contact
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All users who wish to use DSC are required to re-register their DSC on the new portal using ‘Register DSC’ service. The DSC registered on the previous e-filing portal will not be migrated to the new portal due to security and technical reasons.

Prerequisites for availing this service

  • Registered user of the e-Filing portal with valid user ID and password
  • Downloaded and installed the emsigner utility (the utility can also be downloaded and installed while registering DSC)
  • The USB token procured from a Certifying Authority Provider should be plugged in to the computer
  • DSC USB token should be Class 2 or Class 3 Certificate
  • DSC to be registered should be active and not expired
  • DSC should not be revoked

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Log in to the e-Filing portal using your user ID and password.

Step 2: Go to the My Profile page from the Dashboard.

Step 3: Click Register DSC on the left side of the screen.

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Step 4: Enter the email ID linked with the DSC token. Select I have downloaded and installed emsigner utility and click Continue.

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Note: If you have to download the emsigner utility, you can click on the hyperlink for the same under Need Help.

Step 5: Select the Provider and Certificate. Enter Provider Password. Click Sign.

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On successful validation, a success message will be displayed with the option to go to the Dashboard.

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 For the other scenarios of Registering DSC, please refer to the below table:

Re-register when registered DSC has expired After Step 3, the message Your Registered DSC has already expired. Please re-register a valid DSC is displayed. The process of registering a DSC in such a case is the same as explained.
Re-register when registered DSC has not expired After Step 3, the message You have already registered DSC. You can view details of your registered DSC, or update by re-registering is displayed. Click View to view the details and Update to update the same (by following Steps 4 and 5).
Register DSC of Principal Contact After Step 3, enter the email ID of the Principal Contact registered at e-Filing and proceed to register DSC following the same steps.

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