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You can import/install your personal certificate by doing the following: You can import/install your personal certificate by doing the following:
-Note: You must set a master password first. The Master Password is needed so that imported certificates are stored securely. If you need instructions for setting a master password, look [[Thunderbird : FAQs : Set a Master Password | here]].+''Note: You must set a [[master password]] first. The master password is needed so that imported certificates are stored securely. If you need instructions for setting a master password, look [[Master password | here]].''
-Go to Tools->Options->Advanced->Manage Certificates+*Go to "Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Manage Certificates"
-Make sure that you are on the Your Certificates tab.+*Make sure that you are on the Your Certificates tab.
-Click on Import+*Click on Import
-Select the PCKS12 cert.+*Select the PCKS12 cert.
-It will ask you for the master password for the software security device. Enter your master password and click OK.+*It will ask you for the master password for the software security device. Enter your master password and click OK.
-Next, it will ask you for the password protecting your personal certificate. Enter this password and click OK.+*Next, it will ask you for the password protecting your personal certificate. Enter this password and click OK.
-You should have now imported your S/MIME certificate. +You should have now imported your [[wikipedia:S/MIME | S/MIME]] certificate.
If your certificate was not trusted, look [[Thunderbird : FAQs : Import CA Certificate | here]]. If your certificate was not trusted, look [[Thunderbird : FAQs : Import CA Certificate | here]].

Revision as of 23:50, 26 February 2005

You can import/install your personal certificate by doing the following:

Note: You must set a master password first. The master password is needed so that imported certificates are stored securely. If you need instructions for setting a master password, look here.

  • Go to "Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Manage Certificates"
  • Make sure that you are on the Your Certificates tab.
  • Click on Import
  • Select the PCKS12 cert.
  • It will ask you for the master password for the software security device. Enter your master password and click OK.
  • Next, it will ask you for the password protecting your personal certificate. Enter this password and click OK.

You should have now imported your S/MIME certificate.

If your certificate was not trusted, look here.