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For accepting legal documents, organisations and Government agencies accept digital signatures. A digital signature is the most secure and advanced type of e-signature. The digital signatures confirm each signer's identity and also the authenticity of the documents signed by them, so they are used to comply with all the necessary regulatory and legal requirements.
Digital signatures rely on a digital id which is certificate-based and issued to a person by an accredited Certificate Authority (CA). As a result, when a person digitally signs a document, the signer's identity is specifically linked to that document via encryption, making it highly secure.
You must obtain a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) from a registered CA to use digital signatures. Then, you need to install emSigner to sign documents digitally after receiving the DSC.
EmSigner is a simple and user-friendly web-based software that allows you to electronically sign legally binding and important documents without the use of paper, pen, or fax. With this software utility, you can sign the documents electronically using a digital signature. It is more efficient and fast as compared to executing paper documents. Also, documents are more secure as a result of encryption. EmSigner is primarily used on the portal to sign the GST registration application and GST returns digitally.
Before installing emSigner, you must first register the DSC on the GST Portal. After that, the server's multi-party signature, sequential signing, and online document storage are all handled by the online signature software. Thus, EmSigner eliminates the hassles associated with maintaining physical documents.
It is critical to check the system requirements before proceeding with the emSigner setup. If your computer does not meet the system requirements listed below, you may encounter technical difficulties.
To install emSigner, you must have the following:
EmSigner for GST starts automatically when you turn on your computer. If it does not happen, please run this icon from the desktop. When you want to use your DSC to sign documents on the GST portal, you must have the EmSigner for the GST program running.
To sign GST-related documents, you need to install GST emSigner software only. Any other emSigner software, such as Traces/MCA, will not work for GST. In that case, you will have to uninstall the existing software and reinstall emSigner for GST purposes only.
The errors or issues you may encounter while registering or signing DSC on the GST portal are listed below.
If you receive this error while signing DSC or registering on the GST portal, check to see if the emSigner is active. There are two possible outcomes. First, if the emSigner server is running, you must stop it and restart it using Run as Administrator. But, if the emSigner has not been started, you must start it as Run as Administrator.
Another error you may encounter when you try to start the emSigner server is that the emSigner utility requires a Java run time of 1.6.0. If you encounter this error, you must install Java (JRE) on your system.
To do so, click the "ok" button, which will take you to a page from where you can install and download the appropriate Java version.
When uploading the DSC to the portal, the emSigner installer may be hidden. In this case, you must launch the emSigner. To do so, click the emSigner icon in the taskbar. It will be visible if the installer is already open. Otherwise, you must restart the emSigner server.
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The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has directed stakeholders to install emSigner to register users' digital signatures on MCA. You can follow below steps to resolve the emSigner for MCA error on the MCA website in detail. In addition, here's a step-by-step guide to download emSigner for MCA and digitally sign your MCA documents.
This leads to the completion of the download, installation and activation of emSigner for MCA.
To resolve errors such as “error in establishing a connection with TRACES WebSocket,” you may need to download and install the WebSocket signer application.
Systems Requirements and Prerequisites for installing emSigner:
Given below is a step-by-step guide to TRACES Websocket emSigner download, installation, and set-up. This utility is entirely free.
This concludes our article on emSigner. We hope you have understood how to download and install EmSigner. We also have shared the common errors and troubleshooting tips to solve them. If you are still unable to solve the errors, we recommend you contact a professional.
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1. What is emSigner, and what is it used for?
eMudhra's emSigner is an end-to-end paperless office solution. It is a simple and user-friendly web-based software that helps you electronically sign important and legal documents without using a paper, pen, or fax machine. In a manner that is both more secure and faster than the execution of paper documents
2. How do I resolve the emSigner error in the GST portal?
If you get an error “Failed to establish a connection to the server”, restart the emSigner.
3. Is emSigner different for MCA and GST?
Yes, if the emSigner for MCA is already installed on your system, you need to uninstall the same and install the emSigner for GST (from GST portal) to use it for GST purposes.
4. Why is my DSC not working on the GST portal?
If you're having trouble registering or signing DSCs on the GST Portal, make sure the emSigner is turned on. Resolution: The emSigner server has been started – Stop the server and restart the emSigner server with the 'Run as Administrator' option. The emSigner server is not running – Run the emSigner server as 'Run as Administrator.'
5. How do I activate emSigner?
Run as Administrator by right-clicking the emSigner icon on your desktop. A message indicating the start of an emSigner service's start is displayed. Then press the OK button.
6. How to restart emSigner?
If it is already installed, there will be a single icon on your desktop called “emSignerGSTN.” To restart emSigner, double-click the icon.
You need to follow the following steps if you face any issue while opening WebSocket:
Go to the control panel of your system and emSigner application to check the version of emSigner. For example, if your emSigner version is 1.2, you need to uninstall it before installing emSignerv2.6.
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