Viewing Digital ID Obtained from ARX CoSign

This section provides a tutorial example on how to view digital ID obtained from ARX CoSign. It is a real PKI certificate that can be validated up to a trusted root CA.

Now my digital ID from ARX CoSign is working. I want to see some details of the digital ID.

First I went to "Start > Control Panel > Internet Options", can clicked "Content" tab, "Certificates" button, then "Personal" tab. Surprisingly, my ARX digital ID is not stored in the "Personal" certificate store. ARX CoSign Client kept my digital ID somewhere else. I don't like this behavior.

The other way to view my ARX digital ID is:

1. Open the Word document I signed in the previous tutorial in MS Word 2007.

2. Click the digital signature icon in the status bar. The Signatures panel shows up.

3. Right-mouse click on my digital signature and select "Signature Details". The "Signature Details" dialog box shows up.

4. Click "View". The "Certificate" dialog box shows up.

5. The "General" tab tells me that:

This certificate is intended for the following purpose(s):
- Ensure the identity of a remote computer
- Proves your identity to a remote computer
- Ensure software came from software publisher
- Protects software from alteration after publication
- Protects e-mail messages
- Allows data to be signed with the current time

Issued to: Herong Yang
Issued by: ARX CoSign trial

You have a private key that corresponds to this certificate.

6. The "Certificate Path" tab tells me that:

ARX CoSign root
 |- ARX CoSign Trial MW
    |- ARX CoSign trial
       |- Herong Yang

Ok. My ARX digital ID, or certificate, looks much better than the self-signed certificate. It can be validated up to a real root CA.

Last update: 2011.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer) 10

 Using HTTPS with Chrome 40

 Using HTTPS with Firefox 35

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Certificate Stores and Certificate Console

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

Digital Signature - Microsoft Word 2007

 What Is Digital Signature?

 PKI Digital Signature

 Applying Digital Signatures with MS Word 2007

 Creating a Digital ID and Sign Word Documents

 View Digital Signatures in Word Documents

 Viewing Digital ID Created by MS Word

 Obtaining a Trial Digital ID from ARX CoSign

Viewing Digital ID Obtained from ARX CoSign

 Digital Signature - 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

 Outdated Tutorials


 PDF Printing Version