Digital Signature (End entity) Rules, 2015

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The powers conferred by section 87 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of 2000), the Central Government made Digital Signature (End entity) Rules, 2015. This rule came into force on 25th August 2015. The full Text of given below,

G.S.R. 660(E).In exercise of the powers conferred by section 87 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of 2000), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:—

1. Short title and commencement.
(1) These rules may be called the Digital Signature (End entity) Rules, 2015.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Definitions-(1)In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, –
(a) “Act” means the Information Technology Act, 2000(21 of 2000);
(b) “canonicalisation”, in relation to a xml digital signature, means the process of converting electronic record that has more than one possible representation into a ‘standard’, ‘normal’, or ‘canonical form’ in which the variations in representation of electronic record shall be standardised by applying consistent rules, primarily as part of the xml digital signature creation and verification processes;
(c) “counter signature” means a signature on a previous signature in a series of signatures, affixed after the verification the signature on electronic record and subsequent signatures on previous signatures serially;
(d) “detached signature” means the signature that is stored independent of electronic record being signed;
(e) “digestmethod element”, in relation to a xml digital signature, means the digest algorithm to be used for the original data object or transformed, if any ‘xml transforms’ exists;
(f) “digestvalue element” means the value of the digest;
(g) “end entity” means the subscriber or system on behalf of the subscriber in whose name the Electronic Signature Certificate is issued;

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