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 vendors.

How to Import a Digital ID

  1. 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.
  2. Select Import my existing digital ID from a file and click Next
    • Note: Only .pfx or .p12 formats can be imported
  3. Click on Browse to open the file dialog and locate the digital ID you wish to use
  4. Enter the password for the selected digital ID file and click Next
    • Note: 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The imported ID will be added to PDF Studio's list of IDs and can now be used when Applying Digital Signatures

 


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