Sign and Encrypt Lotus Notes 8.5 Email - PersonalSign

Sign and Encrypt Lotus Notes 8.5 Email - PersonalSign

Sign and Encrypt Lotus Notes 8.5 Email Using a PersonalSign Certificate

Article Purpose: This article provides step-by-step instructions for signing and encrypting email messages in Lotus Notes 8.5 using a PersonalSign certificate.  If this is not the solution you are looking for, please search for your solution in the search bar above.

Enable Certificate in Lotus Notes
 

  1. Select File > Security > User Security.
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  2. On the left-hand panel expand Your Identity. Select Your Certificates.
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  3. On the right-hand side select Get Certificates > Import Internet Certificates.
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  4. Navigate to your PKCS#12 file which you either downloaded or exported from your browser. 
  5. Select and Open your PKCS#12 file.
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  6. Select PKCS#12 Encoded and click Continue.
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  7. Enter the password entered during export. Click OK.
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  8. Click Accept All.
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  9. Click OK. The certificate should now appear in Your Internet Certificate drop down menu.
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Using the Digital ID

To use the digital ID as you send and receive e-mail from Lotus Notes 8.5:
 

  1. Browse to File > New Message.
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  2. Select Delivery Options. Choose to Sign, Encrypt, or both.
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    Note: When encrypting an email the person receiving the email will need your public key.

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