New Digital Signature Certificate validity period

Suresh Prasad ( (15630 Points)

06 April 2011  


New Digital Signature Certificate validity period


Office of the Controller of Certifying Authorities

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Government of India

Electronics Niketan

6, CGO Complex, New Delhi – 110 003

Dated 18.03.2011

Implementation of Interoperability Guidelines Version 2.1

1. From January 1, 2012 only SHA-256 Hash Algorithm and 2048 bit RSA Key Digital Signature Certificates will be issued.

2. However, from 4th April 2011, Certifying Authorities should issue Digital Signature Certificates with SHA-256 Hash Algorithm & 2048 bit RSA Key, to any applicant who requests for the same.

3. All other Digital Signature Certificates issued during 4th April 2011 to 31st December 2011 will have a validity period of one year only.

4. All other stipulations made in the Interoperability Guidelines must be adhered to.