Digital Signature Certificate for E-Ticketing (IRCTC)
IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) is a subsidiary of Indian Railways and handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations for the railways. On behalf of the passengers Rail Travel Service Agents has been authorized by IRCTC to purchase tickets and secure reservations .
Get your DSC for e-Ticketing
To complete the process securely IRCTC order the concept of Digital Signature Certificate for e-ticket issued by the authorized agents. So for every authorized agent it’s mandatory to hold an Individual class 3 digital signature certificate. Once a class 3 DSC is received, the agent requires to map it with IRCTC through principle agent.
When an RTSA user logs onto the IRCTC website, an application will check the authentication of the class 3 digital signature certificate. Once the digital certificate is verified, the application will allow the user to book the as many number of tickets the agent wishes to book. There’re no limitations on the number of tickets the agent can book.
Which type of Digital certificate is required ?
Class 3 is the required type of Digital Certificate for E-ticketing.
Why do I need a Digital Signature Certificate?
A Digital Signature Certificate confirms your identity electronically. which provides you with a high level of security for your online transactions by guaranteeing absolute privacy of the information corresponded using a digital certificate. You can use certificates to encrypt data so that only the intended recipient can read it. You can digitally sign data to ensure the recipient that it has not been changed in transit, and also verify your individuality as the sender of the message.
Where can I use Digital Signature Certificates?
You can use Digital Signature Certificates in the given below sectors:
- To secure email and web-based transactions, or to identify other participants of Web transactions.
- To confirm possession of a domain name and establish SSL/ TLS encrypted secured sittings between your website and the user for web based transactions.
- For a developer, for proving authorship of a code and preserving honesty of the shared software programs.
- To sign web forms, e-tendering data, filing income tax returns, to obtain membership-based websites automatically without entering a user name and password etc.