Codesign – How do I backup my Digital ID certificate? (Windows, IE)

How do I backup my Digital ID certificate? (Windows, IE)

The following process describes how to backup certificates

  1. Start Internet Explorer, select Tools, Internet Options, Content, Certificates

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  2.  On the Personal Certificates tab, select the certificate to export and Select Export

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  3. When requested, select ‘Yes, export the private key’
    NOTE: the default is set to No, so you will need to change!!
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    4. And ‘Include all certificates in the certification path, if possible’

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    5. Type a password which you can remember later

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    6. Then select the ‘save’ location and give the file a name

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    7. Leave the ‘Type’ as ‘Personal Information Exchange (*.pfx)’

    Once finished the certificate and associated private key is saved as a pfx file

    See Also:

    Importing the pfx file
    Cannot export private key, because the option is greyed out 

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