How to validate digital signatures in e-Aadhaar?

Computer must be connected to internet while validating digital signature.

  • Right click on the 'validity unknown' icon and click on 'Validate Signature'
  • You will get the signature validation status window, click on 'Signature Properties'.
  • Click on 'Show Certificate.'
  • Verify that there is a certification path named 'NIC sub-CA for NIC 2011, National Informatics centre'. This identifies 'NIC sub-CA for NIC 2011, National Informatics centre' as the owner of the digital certificate that has been used when signing the document.
  • Mark the certification path named 'NIC sub-CA for NIC 2011, National Informatics centre', click the 'Trust' tab and then 'Add to Trusted Identities'.
  • Answer 'OK' to any security question that follows.
  • Check (✔) the field for 'Use this certificate as a trusted root' and click 'OK' twice to close this and the next window.
  • Click 'Validate Signature' to execute the validation.

 

Note: - Once 'NIC sub-CA for NIC 2011, National Informatics centre' has been as a Trusted Identity, any subsequent documents with digital signatures from CCA will be validated automatically when opened.