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How to register DSC on GST portal?

21-06-2024
GST
Mrudula Joshi

How to register DSC on GST portal?

On the GST common portal, DSC or EVC can authenticate various forms and applications. Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) are the digital equivalent (that is electronic format) of physical or paper certificates. A digital certificate can be presented electronically to prove one’s identity, access information or services online, or sign certain documents digitally. In India, DSCs are issued by authorized Certifying Authorities. The GST Portal accepts only PAN-based Class II and III DSC.

How to register DSC on the GST common portal?

Before registering your DSC at the GST Portal, you must install the emSigner utility. The utility can be downloaded from the Register DSC page. DSC registration is PAN-based and only Class 2 and Class 3 DSC are accepted at the GST Portal.

To register your DSC with the GST Portal, perform the following steps:

  1. Access the www.gst.gov.in URL. The GST Home page is displayed.

    In case of New Registration:

    1. Click the REGISTER NOW link.
    2. Select the Temporary Reference Number (TRN) option.
    3. In the Temporary Reference Number (TRN) field, enter the TRN received.
    4. Click the PROCEED button. How to register DSC on GST portal?
    5. In the Mobile / Email OTP field, enter the OTP you received on your mobile number and e-mail address. OTP is valid only for 10 minutes.

      Note:

      • OTP sent to the mobile number and e-mail address are the same.
      • In case the OTP is invalid, try again by clicking the Click here to resend the OTP link. You will receive the OTP on your registered mobile number or e-mail ID again. Enter the newly received OTP again.

    6. Click the PROCEED button. How to register DSC on GST portal?
    7. Click the Services > User Services > Register / Update DSC command.

    In case of Existing Registration:

    1. Login to the GST Portal with valid credentials.
    2. Go to My Profile link.
    How to register DSC on GST portal?
  2. Click the Register/ Update DSC link. How to register DSC on GST portal?
  3. The Register Digital Signature Certificate page is displayed. In the PAN of Authorized Signatory drop-down list, select the PAN of the authorized Signatory that you want to register.
    Note: Only PAN specified in the Registration form can be used for registering DSC
  4. Select the I have downloaded and installed the signer checkbox.
  5. Click the PROCEED button. How to register DSC on GST portal?
  6. Select the certificate. Click the Sign button. How to register DSC on GST portal?
  7. A successful message that "Your DSC has been successfully registered" is displayed. How to register DSC on GST portal?

How can I verify DSC?

To verify DSC, please perform the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the GST portal, and log in using valid credentials.
  2. If DSC is marked as “?”, then right-click on the signature and select Show Signature Properties option. How to register DSC on GST portal?
  3. A Signature Properties pop-up will be displayed on the screen, click on Show Signer’s Certificate option. How to register DSC on GST portal?
  4. Summary, Details, Revocation, Trust, Policies, and Legal Notice tabs will be displayed on the screen. Select the Trust tab. How to register DSC on GST portal?
  5. Click on the Add to Trusted Certificates button. How to register DSC on GST portal?
  6. A dialogue box will appear on the screen for Acrobat Security, click the OK button. How to register DSC on GST portal?
  7. Check all the check boxes under Trust tab. Click on the OK button. How to register DSC on GST portal?
  8. Click on the Validate Signature button. How to register DSC on GST portal?
  9. Check the Validity Summary points mentioned, the summary tab and warning sign will change to green colour.
  10. Click the Close button to close the Signature Properties pop-up. How to register DSC on GST portal?
  11. After the signature is authenticated the certificate DSC marked as “?” will turn into a green colored tick mark. How to register DSC on GST portal?

Conclusion :

Registering your DSC on the GST Portal is a straight forward process that ensures your digital identity is authenticated and secure for various transactions and filings. By following the steps outlined, you can easily register and verify your DSC, whether you are a new or existing user. This process enhances the security of your transactions and compliance activities on the GST Portal. Ensuring that your DSC is properly registered and verified will help you avoid any interruptions or issues with your GST filings.

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