Monthly Archives: November 2012

Buy Digital ID for Secure Email and CAD Drawings

Below is taken from one of the Digital ID providers to help assist your migration into Digital ID’s for CAD Drawings. These certificates should not cost more than $20.00 USD for 1 year.

Digital IDs for Secure Email allow you to digitally sign and encrypt your digital communications using a certificate, bound to your validated email address. Recipients of your email will know that the content came from your email address and has remained private during transmission.

Key Features

  • Signed Emails: Symantec Digital IDs can be used to digitally signed emails. Many email applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, display an red ribbon icon on the email to inform your recipient that the email came from you.
  • Encrypted Emails: Symantec Digital IDs can also be used to encrypt emails to protect the email content in transit. Many email applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, display a blue envelope icon on the email to inform your recipient that the email is encrypted. Only your recipient can open your email.
  • General Signature & Encryption: Symantec Digital IDs can be used in many popular applications with digital signature and/or encryption features. For example, Microsoft Word allows you to digitally sign Word documents with your Symantec Digital ID. PKWare enables you to encrypt zip files with your Symantec Digital ID.

Key Benefits

  • Trust: Symantec Digital IDs chain to Symantec Class 1 Primary Certificate Authority (PCA) which has been distributed to major software and hardware vendors. Because of this ubiquity, Symantec Digital IDs are automatically trusted by popular applications including web browsers, email clients, etc.
  • Native Support: Symantec Digital IDs comply with Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) standards. Many email applications including Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Lotus Notes Mail natively support S/MIME and work seamlessly with Symantec Digital IDs.

Here is a link to the video on what product to purchase at Verisign (Symantec Now) to one of the providers

To Import a Certificate

To import a certificate

  1. Open the Certificates console for the user, computer, or service you want to manage.
  2. Select a certificate store for the certificate type you want to import. For example, you might select the Personal store under Certificates (Local Computer).
  3. On the Action menu, point to All Tasks and then click Import to start the Certificate Import Wizard.
  4. Type the file name containing the certificate to be imported. (You can also click Browse and navigate to the file.)
  5. If it is a PKCS #12 file, do the following:
    • Type the password used to encrypt the private key.
    • (Optional) If you want to be able to use strong  private key protection, select the Enable strong private key protection check box. Enabling strong private key protection will ensure that you are prompted for a password every time the private key is used. This is useful if you want to make sure that the private key is not used without your knowledge.
    • (Optional) If you want to back up or transport your keys at a later time, select the Mark key as exportable check box.
  6. Do one of the following:
    • If the certificate should be automatically placed in a  certificate store based on the type of certificate, click Automatically       select the certificate store based on the type of certificate.
    • If you want to specify where the certificate is  stored, select Place all certificates in the following store,  click Browse, and choose the certificate store to use.

This information was obtained from the following Microsoft link: