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IMPORTING A CERTIFICATE

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This section contains instructions on how you can import certificates from various web browsers.

  1 Internet Explorer 7+
  2 Outlook 2000
  3 Outlook Express
  5 Eudora Pro
  6 Import a certificate for a contact in your address book using Outlook 2000


Internet Explorer 7+ - Complete the following steps to import a certificate to Internet Explorer 7+:

  1. Locate the backup file previously saved/ exported.
  2. Double-click the file. The "Certificate Import Wizard" will open. Click 'Next'.
  3. Click 'Next'.
  4. Type in the password that was chosen when exporting the certificate. The check-boxes on this screen are optional, but we recommend putting checks in both. Here is the description of each:
    1. "Enable Strong Private Key Protection": If this is not chosen, then IE stores your certificate (and private key) with low security. If it is enabled, it will allow you to choose "Medium" or "High" security later. High security causes IE to ask you for a password each time the certificate is used. Medium security causes IE to ask if you're sure each time the certificate is used.
    2. "Mark The Private Key As Exportable": If this is not chosen, then you can never export this certificate from this computer in the future.
  5. The "Certificate Store" window should open. (If you had put the check mark in "Include all certificates..." when exporting previously.) Click 'Next'.
  6. Click 'Finish'.
  7. If "Enable Strong..." in step 4 was chosen, then "Importing a new private exchange key" window opens. By default, it is set to Medium security (as described in step 4a above). If you choose to use High security, then click the "Set Security Level" button, and follow the instructions there.
  8. Click 'OK' on the "Importing a new private exchange key" window.
  9. It should show "The import was successful". Click 'OK'.

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Outlook 2000 - Complete the following steps to import a certificate using Outlook 2000:

  1 Open Outlook 2000.
  2 Select Tools-->Options. The Options dialog box appears.
  3 Click the Security tab.
  4 Click the Import/Export Digital ID button. The Import/Export Security Information and Digital ID dialog box appears.
  5 Select the Import Existing Exchange or S/MIME Security Information option button.
  6 In the Import File field, enter the path and filename for the file to import, or Click Browse to browse to the file.
  7 In the Password field, enter the password for the certificate.
  8 In the Keyset field, enter any name for the keyset.
The keyset is the name Outlook uses when referring to the digital ID. It is usually your mailbox name.
  9 Click OK. The Import/Export Security Information and Digital ID dialog box closes and the Options dialog box becomes active. You have completed the import process.

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Outlook Express - Complete the following steps to import a certificate using Outlook Express:

  1 Open Outlook Express.
  2 Select Tools-->Options. The Options dialog box appears.
  3 Click the Security tab.
  4 Click the Digital IDs button. The Certificate Manager dialog box appears.
  5 Click the Personal tab to list your certificates.
  6 Select the certificate to import.
  7 Click the Import button. The Certificate Manager Import Wizard appears.

Follow the instructions to complete the wizard. Select these options in the following screens:
Screen Action
Select File to Import In the File name field, enter the path and filename for the certificate you want to import.
Password Protection for Private Keys Enter a password to use for the certificate. Check the "Enable strong private key protection" and "Mark the private key as exportable" check boxes.
Select a Certificate Store Select the "Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate" option.

After you have completed the wizard, the Private Key Container dialog box appears. As the default, the security level is set to Medium.
  8 If desired, click Set Security Level to change the security level to High or Low.
If you choose to set the security level to High, the Private Key Container dialog box appears.
a. Select the "Create a new password for this item" option.
b. In the Password for field, enter a name for the certificate you are importing.
c. In the Password field, enter a new password for the certificate. Enter the password again in the Confirm field.
d. Click Finish.
  9 A message appears that says, "The import was successful." Click OK.
  10 You have completed the import process.

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Eudora Pro - Complete the following steps to use WorldSecure Client 3.0 to import a certificate for use with Eudora Pro 4.1:

  1 Open Eudora Pro.
  2 Select Special--Message Plugins Settings. The Installed Message Plugins dialog box appears.
  3 Select WorldSecure Client, then Click the Settings button. The S/MIME Configuration - Current User dialog box appears.
  4 Click the Certificate Manager button. The Certificate Manager dialog box appears.
  5 Click the Import button. The Import Private Key File dialog box appears.
  6 Browse to the certificate and select it, then Click Open. The import process is now complete.

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Outlook 2000 - Complete the following steps to import a certificate for a contact in your address book in Outlook 2000. You must have received a digitally signed or encrypted e-mail message from the person to use this procedure.

  1 Open Outlook 2000.
  2 Open a digitally signed or encrypted e-mail message from the person that you wish to add to your list of contacts.
  3 Right-Click on the name in the From field.
  4 In the menu that appears, select Add to Contacts. The Contact window appears.
  5 To verify that the certificate is present, Click the Certificates tab. The certificate is listed in the Certificates box, along with any other certificates you have for this contact.
  6 Click Save and Close to save the contact information. You have completed the import process.

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