What is GST Emsigner – How to Install and Uninstall Emsigner in GST?

Goods and Service tax has reduced the multiple taxes in India but the process for registering to GST is all virtual because of this reason we emSigner. The GST emSigner which is a web-based service software can be regarded as a utility basically designed to keep track, sign, send and maintain all the smart documents virtually.

The emSigner helps to make sure that the documents are signed in a secure, smarter and faster way. It even helps in encrypting the documents, thus making them safer.

The overall aim of a GST emSigner is to digitally sign the GST application and it is even used to file GST returns like GSTR-1, GSTR 3B, GSTR 9, etc. The software enables the documents to be viewed only by the designated recipients.

To use the GST emSigner you need to first download the application on your system so that you can simply access the certificate of digital signature. But before downloading you need to look for the system requirements for emSigner.


System Requirements for emSigner

The system requirements are the first thing you need to check before installing the software because if the system requirements are not met there are high technical failure chances.

If you encounter any issue at the time of installation, then it is necessary to make sure that there are the right system requirements, which are:

  • Windows 32 or 64 bit OS
  • Java 1.8,1.7,1.6 JRE 1.6.0_38+
  • Admin access to windows so you can install the emSigner
  • Any of the ports : 2095,2868,1585,2568 or 4587.

The major reason behind any trouble while installing mainly occurs due to incompatibility of Java or OS versions.

Steps to Download emSigner

Before installing emSigner first you need to download it to your system. This utility can be easily downloaded on the GST portal by following the below steps.

Step 1: Go to the official website of GST and log into your profile, after logging in select the option ‘Register/Update DSC

Step 2: You will be directed to DSC registration page, where you need to go to “click here for instructions on installing signer utility link”

Step 3: After this, you will receive the download link with the system specifications from which you can select the option that best suits your system.

Steps to Install emSigner

Once you have downloaded the utility as per your system specifications, you are ready to install it in your system. To install it follow the below steps:

Step 1: Open the downloaded file.

Step 2: An installation wizard will pop up on your screen, from that click on the next option.

Step 3: The installation process starts

Step 4: After the process completes click on the Finish button to exit the setup.

Step 5: Once you are finished with the installation, right-click the application and choose ‘Run as Administrator’

Step 6: After clicking the option, it will make the service complete the DSC registration process which was started in the GST portal.

By following the above steps you will simply be able to install the emSigner. You are now ready to use the application. The thing to note is that you will require the administrator’s permission to work on it so remember to have the required approval before you begin the installation process.

Steps to Uninstall the emSigner

If you have no use of the emSigner or there is already an existing emSigner software like traces or MCA, then the installed emSigner cannot be used for GST and hence you need to uninstall the GST emSigner software and then install it for the use with GST only. So, if you want to uninstall the utility then have a look at the below steps:

Step 1: Open the control panel, this can be opened with the help of the search option on the desktop or you can simply search it on Windows through the start button.

Step 2: Once you click the control panel, choose the option “Programs and features” from it. Or you can simply type uninstall in the search box displayed and then select the uninstall program.

Step 3: From the list that appears after clicking the option, search the emSigner entry. Right mouse clicks and select uninstall from the drop-down option.

Step 4: Your software gets installed, after installing it’s now your turn to install the new emSigner for the GST.


emSigner is important when working with GST because not only does it ease in digitally signing the smart documents but its encrypted technology it keeps the document safe and secure.

In the article we clearly discussed what emSigner is and how it can be installed and uninstalled, all you need to keep in mind is to read all the instructions carefully before installing or uninstalling the software and you will be able to achieve the desired outcome.


Q. Are there any prerequisites before installing the emSigner?

Ans. Yes, there are certain prerequisites that you need to keep in mind before installing.

Q. What makes emSigner better than the competitors?

Ans. It is better because of its 100% web-based application with ease and flexibility of use.

Q. How can I solve any system error that occurred in GST?

Ans. The system error might be due to unsuccessful DSC registration, this can be checked as login through TRN then click on services from there go to user service and click on the “register/update DSC” tab.