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Installation of Keys and Certification with Internet Explorer

Before using the demonstrator with the XML Security Servces the installation of private keys and certificates within the web browser is required. This is necessary to authenticate to the XML Security Servies using SSL. 
The following sections describe the installation of a private key and certificate using a PKCS#12-file. The installation of certificates (other people,  websites, certification authorities) may be done analogously (see "Import Certificates"). Alternatively, the installation of certificates takes place immediately when loading certificate files (e.g. .crt oder .pem) or when you accept certificates offered by protected websites.


Please select the entry "Internet Option" in the menu "Tools"


Show Certificates

In the dialog "Internet options" select the tab "Content" and push the button "Certificates" in the middle of the dialog window. 

Anzeigen von Zertifikaten

Import Certificates

Now you will see an overview of currently installed certificates. Because we did not install any certificates, the list is empty. Please select the tab "Personal and push the button "Import".
Alternatively you may import certificates for "Other People", "Intermediate Certification Authorities" (e.g.ServerCA), "Trust Root Certification Authorities" (e.g. RootCA), "Trusted Publishers" (e..g provider PEP) or "Untrusted Publishers" by selection of another tab.

Importieren neuer Zertifikate

The certificate import wizard opens. Please select the button "Next".


Selection of the Certificate File

The certificate import wizard prompts you to select the certificate file to be imported. You may enter the full path of the file or the comfortable file selection box selecting the button "Browse".

 Auswahl der Zertifikatsdatei

Next, a file selection box appears. Please select e.g. the file client.p12 from the subdirectory CA/UserCA of the software distribution ot e.g. the client-keyfile from the demonstrator page.

Auswahl der Zertifikatsdatei 2

The selected file path appears in the certificate import assistent. Push the button "Next".

Auswahl der Zertifikatsdatei 3

Enter Password

Following, you were asked to enter the corresponding password of the key file. You may find the passwords for the demonstrator's key files here.


After, you may select the certificate store. For the client certificate used here, select the store "Personal"

Auswahl Zertifikatsspeicher

The installation finished by selecting the button "Finish".

Installation abschliessen

Show the new Certificate

Provided that the import of the certificate was succesful, you should see an relating entry selecting the tab "Personal" in the Internet Explorer's "Certificates" dialog.

 Anzeige des neuen Zertifikats
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