PKI Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v2.20, by Dr. Herong Yang
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:
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