A Digital Signature Certificate - DSC is a certificate that validates the identity of a person digitally, it is issued by certifying authorities. The Digital Signature Certificate makes use of public-key encryptions and creates a secure digital signature of the person who holds the certificate. The contents of the DSC include name, pin code, e-mail address, country, date of issuance and name of the certifying authority. The validity of the DSC is generally 1 or 2 years from the date of issuance. Once the certificate is expired, the certificate holder is required to renew it. A person can obtain one or more DSCs for personal and professional uses. These Digital Signature Certificates are accepted as evidence in legal courts and other official organizations.