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The Digital Certificate is the electronic means used to uniquely identify a person on a platform or a digital system.
The best match to the certificate is an identification document (ID) or the Value Added Tax Identification Number (VATIN), which are currently used to identify a person or entity, respectively.
A Digital Certificate is Qualified when it is issued by a certifying agency of the Electronic Certification System of the State.
In accordance with Portuguese 701-G/2008, Article 27, all documents uploaded to electronic platforms must be electronically signed via qualified electronic signature certificates. (...) for all electronic signature effects(...) digital certificates issued by a certifying agency of the Electronic Certification System of the State must be used.
Vortal does not issue qualified digital certificates because the company it is not certified to carry out such activity. However, as result of a partnership with the company DigitalSign, Vortal provides its users means to acquire and purchase qualified representation digital certificates from this company, under particularly advantageous conditions.