Emsigner for gst: Steps to download and install emSigner Utility from GST Portal: GST is knocking on our doors and I must say it’s’ knocking on the door very hard. It’s a kind of snowball effect. Now, it is up to us to define a way to greet this new guest. We can be well prepared and treat this new guest in a better way or we can wait till this guest turns into a beast and enters our house by thrashing the door. The Finance Ministry has been adamant to give July 1, 2017, as the ultimate deadline.

As professionals, we all understand that any change in the economy along with the multiple problems brings a bag full of opportunities for businessmen and professionals both. Any change in the legal structure of the economy forces the professionals to go through a process of unlearning the current practices and re-learning the new processes. It’s the right time to jump on the bandwagon for us and determine a role that we can play in contributing to the success story of GST. Now check more details for “Steps to download and install emSigner Utility from GST Portal” below…

System pre-requisites for DSC Registration

  1. Desktop Browser: Internet Explorer 10+/ Chrome 49+ or Firefox 45+
  2. Valid class 2 or class 3 Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) obtained from a DSC provider
  3. GST Common Portal supports only Crypto Tokens installed in Hard Tokens for DSC Registration (token available in a device similar to pen drives)
  4. 32/64 bit OS 5. Java 1.6 JRE 1.6.0_38+, Java 1.7,
  5. Java 1.8 6.
  6. Windows: Admin access to install the emSigner component

Steps to download and install emSigner

EmSigner Utility

  • It is necessary to install Emsigner utility on the system to be able to use Digital Signature (DSC) for GST Purpose
  • The document is a step by step guide on how to download and install this e-signer utility

How to Download EmSigner Utility

Step 1: Access GST Portal through www.gst.gov.in.

Step 2: Click on the Register/Update DSC tab

Click on the Register/Update DSC tab


Step 3: Navigate to download the utility file

Navigate to download the utility file

Step 4: Download the utility file

Download the utility file

How to Install emSigner Utility

Step 5: Save the utility file

How to Install emSigner Utility

Step 6: Begin the installation process (Click on “Run” on the popup window)

Begin the installation process

Step 7: Install the file (Keep clicking on Next till this stage is reached. Here click on install)

Install the file

Step 8: Complete the installation process

(Click on finish to complete the installation process)

Step 9: Start emSigner utility (On successful installation emSigner utility icon will appear on desktop)

Start emSigner utility

Run emSigner utility

Step 9: Start emSigner utility (Right click on emSigner icon and “run as administrator”)

Run emSigner utility

Following message would be displayed once emSigner utility starts successfully. Now Digital Signature (DSC) can be used in GST Portal

GST Portal

Frequently Occuring Issues

Case 1: Primary Authorized Signatory is not checked

Please ensure the checkbox at the bottom of the “proprietor details” tab should be checked or details of Authorized signatory should be filled

Case 2: DSC not matching with Authorized Signatory

Please ensure your Authorized signatory details match with the DSC details. Authorized signatory should be a person and not a firm or establishment name

Case 3: Constitution of business

Constitution of business must match with type of PAN

Case 4: Cannot connect with emSigner server

Right click on emSigner utility and “Run as administrator” If still not resolved – please try restarting your system

Case 5: Pop-up of certification not visible

Sometimes the popup to select certificate is not readily visible. Minimise the browser window and you may see the pop-up opened to select and sign the digital certificate..

Case 6: Internet browser related issues

Sometimes the browser history and temp folder needs to be cleared for smooth operation.

Process to clear temp folder

Click on start (windows logo) -> type %temp% in Run -> go to temp folder and delete all the items

Register DSC for dealers migrated to GST

Activities to be completed from dealer’s side

  • Token should be in name of the authorized signatory, with details as filled in GST enrolment form
  • All tabs requiring dealer/business related information should be completely filled i.e profile should be 100% complete

Step 1: Insert the hard token device to one of the USB ports

  • For the first time, upon inserting the device a pop-up would ask you to run the setup and install certificate
  • Complete the certificate installation process

Step 2: Access GST Portal through www.gst.gov.in

Step 3: Navigate through the landing page

Step 3: Navigate through the landing page

Step 4: Click on the Register/Update DSC tab

Step 5: Select the name of Authorized signatory

Step 6: Select the digital signature certificate

Step 7: Complete DSC registration process

  • PAN of authorized signatory is matched with CBDT. On successful match “your DSC has been successfully registered” message is displayed
  • On unsuccessful match “ PAN not found in CBDT database” message is displayed

Step 8: Submit your application with DSC

Step 9: Select the digital signature certificate and sign application

To check detailed procedure for DSC Registration at GST Portal please check following link..

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