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  Creating A New Profile
  Creating A New Certificate
  Making Your Public Key Public
  Importing Other People's Certificates
  Signing and Encrypting Your Files
  Signing and Encrypting Email Messages
  Creating and Extracting Archive
  Wiping Files and Cleaning Disk Free Space

Making Your Public Key Public

You have only one certificate in your profile right now. In order for other people to send you secure message, they need to have your public key (certificate).

You have two options to export and share your public key (certificate).

  1. Use the context menu in iSafeguard Certificate Manager. Click here to learn more.
  2. Drag a certificate from the Certificate Manager and drop it to your email program. Click here to learn more.
  3. Use the Certificate Export Wizard

The first option is the easiest way to export your certificate. However you can only export the certificate only; you can neither export your private key nor the extended properties. The wizard gives you more control over how and what to export.

Exporting Your Public Key

Here we are going to use the wizard to export your certificate. Close the certificate detail view window to return to the Certificate Manger. If you need help launching the Certificate Manager refer to User Manual: The Certificate Manager.

  1. Start the Certificate Manager if it is not started;

The certificate manager is started and shown below.

  1. Select the only certificate you have in the Certificate Manager;
  2. Click the Export... button;

The certificate export wizard is shown as follows.

  1. Click the Next button to start

Upon clicking on the Next button the following screen is shown to ask you if you want to export your private key.

  1. Leave both check boxes unchecked; click the Next button to continue

The following screen is shown to ask you if you to choose a file name.

  1. Enter Michael Davis as the export certificate file name; click the Next button to continue
  1. Check the Use base-64 encoding if you want to open the file with a text editor; click the Next button to continue

  1. The Summary is shown; click the Next button to continue

  1. Click the Done button to complete the export.

Now your certificate (public key) has been exported to a file named Michael Davis.cer.

Giving Your Certificate File to Your Friends

Now you can give the file Michael Davis.cer to your friends in a floppy disk or email to them. Your friend can then import your certificate into iSafeguard™. With your certificate, they can encrypt files and email messages that can only be decrypted by you with your private key.

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