Outdated: Viewing Digital ID Obtained from ARX CoSign

This section provides a tutorial example on how to view digital ID obtained from ARX CoSign. It is a real PKI certificate that can be validated up to a trusted root CA.

Now my digital ID from ARX CoSign is working. I want to see some details of the digital ID.

First I went to "Start > Control Panel > Internet Options", can clicked "Content" tab, "Certificates" button, then "Personal" tab. Surprisingly, my ARX digital ID is not stored in the "Personal" certificate store. ARX CoSign Client kept my digital ID somewhere else. I don't like this behavior.

The other way to view my ARX digital ID is:

1. Open the Word document I signed in the previous tutorial in MS Word.

2. Click the digital signature icon in the status bar. The Signatures panel shows up.

3. Right-mouse click on my digital signature and select "Signature Details". The "Signature Details" dialog box shows up.

4. Click "View". The "Certificate" dialog box shows up.

5. The "General" tab tells me that:

This certificate is intended for the following purpose(s):
- Ensure the identity of a remote computer
- Proves your identity to a remote computer
- Ensure software came from software publisher
- Protects software from alteration after publication
- Protects e-mail messages
- Allows data to be signed with the current time

Issued to: Herong Yang
Issued by: ARX CoSign trial

You have a private key that corresponds to this certificate.

6. The "Certificate Path" tab tells me that:

ARX CoSign root
 |- ARX CoSign Trial MW
    |- ARX CoSign trial
       |- Herong Yang

Ok. My ARX digital ID, or certificate, looks much better than the self-signed certificate. It can be validated up to a real root CA.

Last update: 2011.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with Google Chrome

 Using HTTPS with Mozilla Firefox

 HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer)

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Windows Certificate Stores and Console

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Comodo Free Personal Certificate

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word

 Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

Outdated Tutorials

 Outdated: Viewing Server Certificate in Chrome 40

 Outdated: Viewing Server Certificate in Firefox 35

 Outdated: Viewing Pre-Installed Certificates in Firefox 35

 Outdated: Firefox 35 Displaying Certificate Error Page

 Outdated: Adding Security Exception in Firefox 35

 Outdated: Windows XP Component "Update Root Certificates"

 Outdated: Creating Certificates Console on Windows XP

 Outdated: Applying Digital Signatures with Word 2007

 OutDated: Creating a Digital ID and Sign Word Documents

 OUtdated: Viewing Digital ID Created by MS Word

 Outdated: Obtaining a Trial Digital ID from ARX CoSign

Outdated: Viewing Digital ID Obtained from ARX CoSign

 Outdated: Windows XP Component - Removing "Update Root Certificates"

 Outdated: IE 8 Displaying Certificate Error Page

 Outdated: IE 8 Displaying Certificate Error Icon

 Outdated: Viewing Certificate Path Validation Error in IE 8

 Outdated: Importing Root Certificate from a File to IE 8

 References

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