How to Install a Certificate using Fortify

Jun 20, 2024

How to Install a Certificate using Fortify


This support article provides a step-by-step instructions for installing Certificates using the Fortify application. 

This install method is the default and recommended installation (Key Generation option) for all Token based Certificates, including AATL, Code Signing and Qualified Certificates.  


FOR STANDARD CODE SIGNING, if you don't have a Safenet etoken 5110 CC (940) or a similar token supporting 4096 keysize yet, you must not order with Fortify option. Your best option is using IE Compatibility Mode in Microsoft Edge for installation



  1. Download the Safenet Authentication Client Driver
  2. Initialize the Safenet Token. 


  1. Download and Install the Fortify app from this link
  2. Browsers supported by Fortify: Microsoft Edge, Safari, Firefox and Chrome
  3. OS supported by Fortify: MAC OS 10.12 or higher, Windows 7 or higher, and Ubuntu 16.04 or higher

Ordering Prerequisite

  1. During the ordering process, you will need to select the Enrollment with Fortify option.  
    Note: The Key Generation / enrollment options will vary based on the product you are ordering.

  2. *If you have already ordered and did not select the Enrollment with Fortify option, you may need to cancel and re-order, to use this installation method.

Certificate Installation

  1. After your order has been vetted, and you have your USB token initialized, open the Certificate Download Email. Click on the “pick up link”  contained in the email to begin the Certificate installation process. 

  2. Enter the Certificate Pick Up Password that was sent at the time of ordering and click Next to continue. 

  3. A pop-up window for the authorization of code will appear on the Access Permission and on Fortify Authorization.
    Click Approve once both codes match. 

  4. On the Fortify DN Information Page, DN or Certificate Identity Detail Information will be displayed. Click Create to continue. 

  5. A pop-up window will appear, enter the token password
    Note: Please wait for a while as it will take a few seconds to process. 

  6. On the Install Certificate window, under Select Provider, select the token that you setup (as a prerequisite). Click Start to proceed. 

  7. Once Certificate is successfully installed on the token (or local certificate store), a pop-up confirmation window will appear. Click on OK

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