Section 7 – THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (CERTIFYING AUTHORITIES) RULES,2000

7. Digital Signature Certificate Standard.-

All Digital Signature Certificates issued by the Certifying Authorities shall conform to ITU X.509 version 3 standard as per rule 6 and shall inter alia contain the following data, namely:-

a. Serial Number (assigning of serial number to the Digital Signature Certificate by Certifying Authority to distinguish it from other certificate);

b. Signature Algorithm Identifier (which identifies the algorithm used by Certifying Authority to sign the Digital Signature Certificate);

c. Issuer Name (name of the Certifying Authority who issued the Digital Signature Certificate);

d. Validity period of the Digital Signature Certificate;

e. Name of the subscriber (whose public key the Certificate identifies); and

f. Public Key information of the subscriber.

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