What is a GST Emsigner?
Technology is becoming better and better and is taking over almost everything around us. The new automation and improved technology have got our government authorities and agencies under its spell where they have recently started to accept documents and signatures digitally for all the legal and tax-related things.
If you are a taxpayer, all you need to do is get a Digital Signature Certificate (GST DSC) and get emSigner installed in their system. DSC is required to sign various documents on the GST portal and is a mandatory requirement to be used by companies and LLPs. We advise companies to track all their records with the help of apps like Lio, by doing so, you would be able to submit signed documents and submit them digitally. This is a software utility tool that is required to sign all documents digitally. This software can be downloaded from the GST Portal.
Requirements for Installing emSigner
There are a few requirements to install emSigner on your system and in case you do not meet these requirements on your laptop or computer, you will definitely face some technical glitches.
- Windows 32 / 64 bit OS
- Java 1.6 JRE 1.6.0_38+, Java 1.7, Java 1.8
- Windows: Admin access to install the emSigner component.
- Any of the ports among 1585, 2095, 2568, 2868 or 4587 should be free.
How To Download emSigner for GST
Here’s a stepwise step to download emSigner for GST.
Step 1: Visit the GST portal on www.gst.gov.in and click on the existing user login.
Step 2: Once done, the dashboard would open up where you will find the Register/Update DSC tab. Click on it.
Step 3: Once this step is done, a new page would open that would show you a link saying – “click here for instructions on installing signer utility”.
Step 4: Upon clicking on the link, a new page would open. Choose your operating system and click on “click here to download”.
For example: If you have windows, click on the link mentioned in front of windows.
Step 5: Once clicked on the link, save the utility file on your system.
Step 6: After saving the file, click on the downloaded file and start the installation process by clicking on the “Run” tab on the pop-up window.
Step 7: The next step is to install the file. One the pon-up window, keep clicking on “Next” till the time the pop-up window doesn’t show the tab “Install”.
Step 8: Once you click on “Install” the next window will show the tab “Finish”. Click on it to finish the installation.
Step 9: Now, the process of installation is complete and you can see a small emSigner icon on your desktop.
Step 10: Right-click on the emSigner icon and click “Run as administrator”.
Finally, you will get a message popping once the emsigner is started successfully saying – emSigner service started successfully.
Now Digital signature or DSC can be used in the GST portal.
There might be a chance that you might get some GST DSC error and here’s everything you need to know about it.
Why Does GST Emsigner Error Occur?
The GST Emsigner error occurs due to the change of ports. Earlier the emsigner used the ‘1645- https://127.0 0.1:1645’ port.
But now the new version of emsigner uses a different port ‘1585- https://127.0.0.1:1585’.
What Does DSC Error or Emsigner Error Look Like?
You will get a DSC error in GST while registering or updating the Digital Signature Certificate (DSC). This is the error it will show on your screens:
Error GST emsigner- It occurs while filing for tax returns.
With these easy steps, you can download the emSigner on your system and start with submitting your digitally signed documents on your own without any hassle.