PKI Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 2.04, by Dr. Herong Yang
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.
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