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Browsers and Certificate Validation

1What should I do to access electronic offices by using a certificate?

To use the electronic certificate you must import it in your browser. For this, you will need the .pfx format file of your certificate. This file must be exported from the Suite Critical Access program you will find on your eSign Device (USB). To know how to export the .pfx file:

2How do I export my electronic certificate?

To export your certificate to both .pfx and .cer you must access the Suite Critical Access. You will find this program on your eSign Device (USB). Enter the “Electronic signature” section and click on “Export PKCS12” option. Select your eSign Device (USB), the export format (To install the certificate in your browser must export in PFX) and the signature certificate.

For more information and illustrations on the procedure, please refer to the Suite Critical Access brochure:

Suite Critical Access® Guide

3To Import certificate into Google Chrome

For both Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, it is enough to install the certificate on Windows by clicking twice on the file.pfx. or right-click and "Install".

If you do not have a .pfx file at your disposal, please read the following link:

The "Certificate Import Wizard" will be open. Click on "Next" and "Next".

Upon reaching the next screen "private key protection", we will set a private key to protect the file. It can be the same as your certificate PIN.


 

• Tick the box “Enable private key secure protection”  if you wish to receive a warning every time your private key is to be used by an application.

• Tick the box “Mark this key as exportable” if you want to be able to export the private key from the browser. By ticking this box you could export the .pfx from the browser in case of eSign Device (USB) lost.

Windows certificate store is divided into several sections according to the kind of certificate. The assistant is allowed to recognize the kind of certificate and automatically classify it.

Click on "Finish" and the installation process of the certificate on Windows will end.

4To Import certificate into Internet Explorer

For both Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, it is enough to install the certificate on Windows by clicking twice on the file.pfx. or right-click and "Install".

If you do not have a .pfx file at your disposal, please read the following link:

The "Certificate Import Wizard" will be open. Click on "Next" and "Next".

Upon reaching the next screen "private key protection", we will set a private key to protect the file. It can be the same as your certificate PIN.


 

• Tick the box “Enable private key secure protection” if you wish to receive a warning every time your private key is to be used by an application.

• Tick the box “Mark this key as exportable” if you want to be able to export the private key from the browser. By ticking this box you could export the .pfx from the browser in case of eSign Device (USB) lost.

Windows certificate store is divided into several sections according to the kind of certificate. The assistant is allowed to recognize the kind of certificate and automatically classify it.

Click on "Finish" and the installation process of the certificate on Windows will end.

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