Sign and Encrypt Lotus Notes 8.5 Email - PersonalSign

Feb 21, 2024

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

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

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