Installing the certificate under Windows

ZERT 10-040

What you need to know

The certificate can be installed directly in Windows. With this procedure, the certificate is automatically imported into Outlook, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.

Please note that the import in Mozilla Firefox must still be done (see Helpcard ZERT-10-020).

What you have to do

  1. Start Windows Explorer and double-click the certificate file.

    • The Certificate Import Wizard is started.

  2. Select "Current User" (default setting is already enabled) and the "Next" button.

  3. The file to be imported is displayed. Click on "Next".

  4. Now enter your previously set password and make a check mark at "Mark key as exportable. This will allow you to back up or transfer your key at a later time".

  5. The checkmark is set to "Automatically select certificate store (based on certificate type)". Leave this setting and click "Next".

  6. Click the "Finish" button.

    • You will receive a message that the import process was successful.

  7. For Outlook users:
    Now you need to make the settings for the certificate in Outlook. To do this, go to menu "File" - "Options". In the "Outlook - Options" window select the "Trust Center Settings" button under "Trust Center", (in older Outlook versions this option is called "Security Center").

    • Please note:
      The certificate must be requested with your name so that the issued certificate matches your email account.

  8. Under "Email Security", select the "Settings" button under "Encrypted Email Messages".

  9. Confirm the settings with "OK".

  10. Now, under "Encrypted email messages", place a check mark next to "Add digital signature to outgoing messages".

    • Then confirm by clicking "OK".

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