Importing Digital IDs
In order to sign documents, you must first have a digital ID. If you
have an existing digital ID either exported from another application or
from a third-party Certificate Authority, it can be imported directly
into PDF Studio to be used when signing documents. PDF Studio supports
importing digital IDs in either .pfx or .p12 formats.
When using a digital ID from a third-party certificate authority there
is no need to first send your digital certificate to your recipients because
the OS will usually be able to validate the certificate from third-party
How to Import a Digital ID
- Access the Add Digital ID dialog using one of the methods below
- Go to Edit > Preferences
and select Digital
IDs from the panel on the left of the preferences dialog
and click on Add Digital ID.
- When applying a digital signature, select New
Digital ID from the drop down
- Go to Secure
Tab > Digital IDs and click on Add Digital ID.
- Select Import my existing digital ID from a file and click Next
Only .pfx or .p12 formats can
- Click on Browse to open the file dialog and locate the digital
ID you wish to use
- Enter the password for the selected digital ID file and click
If your digital ID has a complex
password that is hard to remember you can select the "Use
my password" option to save this password and protect it
with your own password. When signing documents, PDF Studio will
prompt you for your own password. This makes it easier to sign
documents without having to remember the complex passwords.
- Some digital ID files may contain more than one digital ID and
the following page will display a list of digital IDs that will be
imported. Click on Finish to complete importing the digital ID.
- The imported ID will be added to PDF Studio's list of IDs and can
now be used when Applying Digital