icSSL by Innovative Concepts
I want to talk to someone
- call 805-545-9562 and ask for someone in support
How do I export / backup my certificate?
- Go to Start->Run mmc
- File->Add/Remove Snap In
- Choose Certificates
- Choose "My User Account" for Email Certificates
- Choose "Local Computer" for Website Certificates
- Press OK, all the way out
- Open the first item, then the first item again, then personal, then click on certificates from menu on left
- Right click on the certificate
- All Tasks -> Export
- Use all defaults, except
- Yes, export the private key
- Give it a password you will remember
- Save this file to your desktop
- Close mmc
OK, I got my email certificate, now what do I do?
- In most email applications, you are already done. At this point you are able to digitally sign any outgoing email.
- Outlook allows you to digitally sign an individual email or to digital sign all by default.
How do I import my email certificate to another computer?
- Email the key you exported, per above directions, to yourself or copy to a USB key, etc.
- Open the file
- Use all defaults, except:
- Mark this key as exportable
- You will still need to configure your email program to use the email certificate
How do I use my email certificate on a windows mobile smartphone that uses Microsoft Exchange?
- First, Import key per above directions
- Open Exchange inbox
- menu -> tools -> options
- Choose Exchange account
- Keep clicking next until you see the Contacts, E-Mail, Calendar, and Tasks shown
- Click Email once, leaving it checked
- Click Advanced
- Check to sign all outgoing email messages
- Choose Certificate
- Press OK all the way out
I heard that I can encrypt my email, how?
- Most email applications these days understand what to do with secure certificates. Once you have received an email with a certificate, your computer now knows that you can potentially send encrypted email back.
- If you have a certificate and you receive an email from someone who included a certificate, you simply have to check "encrypt" on a reply. Most email applications have this in options.
My Recipient sees a strange attachment when I email them with my secure certificate included, why?
- Your recipient is using an application that does not understand email security. They can ignore the attachment.
What is SSL?
- SSL does two things for you.
- First, it ensures that the website you are viewing is actually the website you want. If the URL says www.mybank.com you can be certain that you are actually viewing www.mybank.com.
- Secondly, information transmitted to and from your machine all the way to the server hosting that website is encrypted.
What is a CSR?
- A CSR is a string that begins the process of securing your website.
- This information is used to generate the SSL certificate that will be used by your users.