The State of Illinois Digital Signature Project is an integral part of the State’s e-government infrastructure, from providing digital certificates as a standard means of authenticating and simplifying access for citizens, to signing electronic documents, to application development benefits for state agencies, integrating applications that cross the current boundaries between local, state, and federal government.
After completing a registration process, you will be issued a digital ID (also refered to as a digital certificate) that is quite literally your "key" to electronic government. This digital ID will enable you to identify or authenticate yourself to receive personalized electronic services, digitally sign forms to be submitted, and send or receive sensitive information in an encrypted form to protect privacy while interacting with any participating state government entity.
To obtain your digital certificate, please click on the “get a digital id” link to the left. If you need more information or are just curious about PKI and the encryption/signing process, please click on the "PKI FAQs" link.