PKI Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples
Dr. Herong Yang, Version 2.00

Installing Personal Certificate with Internet Options

This section provides a tutorial example on how to install my personal certificate with its private-public key pair from a PKCS12 file to Windows system using 'Internet Options'.

Finally, I can install my personal certificate into the "Personal" certificate store on my Windows system so that OpenOffice.org 3 can use it.

1. Click "Start > Control Panel > Internet Options". The "Internet Properties" dialog box shows up.

2. Click "Content" tab, then "Certificate" button. The "Certificates" dialog box shows up.

3. Click "Personal" tab, then "Import" button. The "Certificates Import Wizard" shows up.

4. Click "Next" button, the "Browse" button. The "Open" dialog box shows up.

5. Find and select the PKCS12 file, "personal.p12".

6. Click "Next" button and enter the password of the PKCS12 file, "HerongP12",

7. Click "Next" button. The "Certificate Store" screen shows up.

8. Make sure that "Personal" is selected as the certificate store. Click "Next" button, then "Finish". "CAcert WoT User" shows up in "Personal" certificate store.

9. Double click "CAcert WoT User". More information of the certificate shows up.

This certificate is intended for the following purpose(s):
- Protects e-mail messages
- Proves your identity to a remote computer
- Allows data on disk to be encrypted
- Allows strong encryption for online transactions/communications

Issue to: CAcert WoT User
Issue by: CA Cert Signing Authority

You have a private key that corresponds to this certificate.

The picture below shows my personal certificate installed in Windows system:
My Personal Certificate Installed

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer) 8

 Using HTTPS with Firefox 3

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Certificate Stores and Certificate Console

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word 2007

Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3

 OpenOffice.org 3 - Applying Digital Signatures

 Converting KeyStore Files to PKCS12 Files

 Importing Private-Public Key Pair with Internet Options

 Viewing a Certificate with a Private Key

 Importing CA Certificates into the Trusted Store

 Signing OpenOffice.org 3 Document Failed

 Generating CSR for a Personal Certificate

 Getting Personal Certificate Signed by CAcert.org

 Storing Personal Certificate with Its Keys

Installing Personal Certificate with Internet Options

 Signing OpenOffice.org 3 Document Worked

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

 References

 Printable Copy - PDF Version

Dr. Herong Yang, updated in 2011
Installing Personal Certificate with Internet Options