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Subject:   Certificate digital in Portugal
Date:   2004-01-22 20:10:55
From:   manuelsilva
Dear Sirs.


I`m write from Portugal.
The administration of justice and the lawyers for communicate used mail whit certificate digital.
This certificate is from a company Portuguese (www.multicert.pt).
I use a MAC for the work and after many, many, many ... hours in computer, in internet, in Apple Portugal, in ... my MAIL (10.3.2) not work whit the certificate -
I not see the certificate in Mail.
For me is very complicate make the process in Keychain Access.
In Mozilla works fine.
PLEASE, is possible envoy me a GRAB capture pass by pass of this part of article


-Related Reading Therefore, we are going to create an additional keychain where we are only going to store our certificates. In order to do so, open the "Keychain access" utility, located in the "Utilities" folder. Then use the "File" menu to create a new Keychain. Give it a good name and click on create. The next step is to create a good keychain password. Again, this password is as
only Here's a tip: use the Keychain Access "View" menu to select "Show status in Menu Bar." This will be handy later on. Now that the Keychain is created, minimize the "Keychain Access"
Select the Keychain that you just created and click on "OK." The Keychain will now contain your private key and the associated certificates. Certificates contain no secrets and are made public when you send a signed mail. There is therefore no need to protect them better than what we have done. Your private key, however, is very important. To protect it even better, we are going to restrict access to it. To do so, click on it once and select "Access control" in the bottom half of the window. In the panel that appear, deselect "Allow all applications" and pick "Confirm before allowing access." Now, Mac OS X will prompt you for confirmation before allowing an application to access the private key, even when the Keychain is unlocked.
unlock the keychain that contains your private key and certificates, although you can also do that on-the-fly while sending the mails. When you are done, use the menu again to lock the Keychain, greatly enhancing the security of your keys. Using Mail Now that we have gone through this lengthy process, we can go back to the typical Apple way of doing things. It's now time to fire up Mail and to click on the "New" button to create a blank mail. Mail will automatically detect that you are the proud owner of a certificate and display a button on the top right of the mail-composing window.


Thanks


Manuel Silva


PS- Sorry, my English is horrible.

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  • FJ de Kermadec photo Certificate digital in Portugal
    2004-01-23 01:00:43  FJ de Kermadec | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Hi !

    Creating an additional keychain is optional... By following the instructions step-by-step, you should be able to create it and set it up...

    As mentioned in the article, you just have to double-click on the certificates backup file generated by Mozilla ( it should be stored on your desktop ) to import its contents. The dialog that will appear will allow you to pick in which Keychain you want to transfer its contents.

    F.J.
    • Certificate digital in Portugal not work
      2004-01-25 08:34:28  manuelsilva [View]

      Sorry, not work in Mail. I see the certificate in Keychain, -certificate public, GTE CyberTrust Root, certificate of the Company portuguese and private key- but in Mail the aditional buton not appear.

      Thanks
      Manuel Silva

      PS -how put the smart card in 10.3. in Mozilla the process is simple.

      Manuel Silva
    • Certificate digital in Portugal not work
      2004-01-25 08:33:53  manuelsilva [View]

      Sorry, not work in Mail. I see the certificate in Keychain, -certificate public, GTE CyberTrust Root, certificate of the Company portuguese and private key- but in Mail the aditional buton not appear.

      Thanks
      Manuel Silva

      PS -how put the smart card in 10.3. in Mozilla the process is simple.

      Manuel Silva
      • FJ de Kermadec photo Certificate digital in Portugal not work
        2004-01-25 09:23:05  FJ de Kermadec | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

        Hi !

        Would you use a certificate from your own company or from a national company, you may need to add it to the list of certificates that Mac OS X trusts it ships with a list of known certificates that can be expanded.

        You should find a link about how to do that in the talkbacks on this page. Note however that I have not tried it myself.

        About your smart card issues, may I suggest that you post on the Apple Discussions ? You will find lots of experienced users who will be able to help you in greater detail that we could here.

        F.J.