USAGE OF WEB CERTIFICATES,
ISSUED BY SIGEN-CA
After installing your web certificate on
your browser, perform the following:
certificate and the issuer's certificate
Check the data on your certificate,
and if it is not correct, act in accordance with SIGEN-CA Policy. Check the data by viewing the certificates.
copies of web certificates
If you have not activated your
digital certificate on your smart card, make a back-up copy
on USB Key or CD ROM or...
Protection of web
certificates with passwords
If you activated your web page with MS Internet Explorer and did not choose a high level
of protection for your certificate (your certificate is not
protected with a password), then your certificate can be
misused by anyone, who has access to your computer. You can
protect your certificate also later by exporting it and then importing it. During the process of importation the high level of protection must be chosen.
In Mozilla Firefox browser you can set or change password through menu Preferences -> Privacy&Security -> Master Password.
Export a certificate to another browser
If you also wish to use your
certificate with another browser, and are not using a smart card
for storing your certificate, you can perform this by
exporting your certificate and then by importing it into the
browser of your choice.
It is necessary to make a back-up copy of the certificate (together with the private key). Then in the second browser you can import the certificate by opening the menu for managing certificates.
Mozilla Firefox: Preferences -> Privacy&Security ->Certificates -> Manage Certificates -> Import
MS Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Content -> Certificates ->Personal -> Import
certificates of issuers SIGOV-CA and SIGEN-CA
If you have not installed certificates
of issuers SIGEN-CA or SIGOV-CA, you can do this at a later
Secure usage of web
Follow the general instructions for
secure usage, when using a web certificate.