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Digital Certificates: How to apply for Digital IDs on a Mac using Netscape

  1. Open the following web page in Netscape. To do so, simply click on the link below or copy and paste it into your web browser's address box.

    https://certs.utdallas.edu/digitalidCenter.htm (You MUST be on a UT Dallas Network or using VPN)

    (The address is case sensitive.)  This will open the enrollment site in a new browser window.

    Images has been modified to fit the Web site. Digitial ID Center Main Page

  2. Under ENROLL.  Click on for Encryption and Signing Digital ID.  That will bring you to the following screen.

    Images has been modified to fit the Web site. Enrollment

  3. Enter your netid and password.  This is the id/password combination you use to access the UT Dallas network. (If you enter the wrong password, you will get the error message: "Digital ID cannot be issued Status Code: A001".  If you enter the wrong information, you may also get the error message: "Server Failure, Status Code: a06d".)
    Create and enter a challenge phrase.  Do not use punctuation.  (If you enter an invalid phrase, you will get an Error Status Page detailing the error.  You will have to return to the Enroll page to reenter your information.)  You must remember the Challenge Phrase.  You will be required to type it in when you renew your certificates in the following year.
  4. Click on the Submit button at the bottom of the page.  You should see the following page after clicking on Submit.  Do not try to refresh your browser or move away from this page.  Wait for the process to complete.

    Images has been modified to fit the Web site. Please Wait Message

    (Note: you will also see a popup window like the one below.)

    Waiting

  5. Once the process completes, you will see a page similar to the one shown below.  Be sure to follow the instructions on this page.  You must download your encryption certificate, then use the password provided on the screen to import it into your browser.


    Images has been modified to fit the Web site. Download Page

  6. Download the p12 file to your computer. DO NOT CLOSE THIS WINDOW UNTIL YOU'VE SAVED THE PASSWORD PROVIDED!

    Save to Disk

    Saving

  7. Make sure you write down the password provided (with the p12 file you've downloaded) before you close the browser window, because you will need it to import your encryption certificate into your browser. Once you've saved it, you should be able to view it by opening the folder you saved it to by clicking on "Show File Location". (See example below.)

    Images has been modified to fit the Web site. Saved

  8. Now you must import your encryption certificate into Netscape. Begin by clicking on Netscape/Preferences. Select Privacy & Security Then select Certificates.

    Certificate Preferences

  9. Click on Manage Certificates The Certificate Manager window will open. You will notice that your signing certificate is already in your browser. Now you need to import your encryption certificate.

    Certificate Manager

  10. Click on Import You will be prompted to enter the master password for Netscape's Password Manager. (If you haven't already created one, create one now.)

    Security Center
    Password

  11. Once you've entered Netscape's Master Password, you will be prompted for the password for your encryption certificate. This will be the password provided with the p12 file you've downloaded, which you should have written down earlier. (Steps 5, 6 & 7.)


    Password Entry Dialog

  12. Once you've entered the password, you should see the following screen. Both of your certificates are now in your browser.

    Certificate Manager