This will walk you through adding a PKI Certificate (Digital Internet ID) to your Notes ID so that you will be able to digitally sign emails addressed to other internet domains..
Before you start, you must first have a digital ID and have installed it on your computer. Digital ID’s can be purchased from a variety of vendors. The installation of this type of cert varies depending on the vendor where you buy it. Once the cert is installed you will need to export it from your Windows User Account.
(Note: we highly recommend that you have an ID Vault configured as it will help relieve password confusion in the ID files. The ID vault can synchronize your ID files between clients and your mail file so that you have one consistent password across the board. If you do not use the ID vault, then you will need to maintain the ID files separately, one on your local workstation and the other in your mail file, accessible via iNotes.)
This will start at the export and guide you through the rest of the process.
Open a run box, type MMC and click the OK button.
The MMC console opens up. Click on File->Add/Remove Snap-in…
Click on Certificates and then click the Add button.
Click the My user account radio button (if not already selected) and the click the Finish button.
Click the OK button to complete.
Now find your certificate. It should be under Certificates – Current User -> Personal -> Certificates
Now right-click the certificate and choose All Tasks -> Export
Click the Yes, export the private key radio button and then click the Next button.
Select the Include all certificates in the certification path if possible and the Export all extended properties checkboxes and then click Next.
Type in a password of your choice and click Next.
Click the browse button. Choose the folder you want to save the cert in, type a name for the cert and click Save.
Confirm your path and then click Next>.
Click the Finish button to complete the export process.
You may be prompted with the following box. If so, click OK to continue.
If successful you will receive the following message:
Open up your Notes application.
From your workspace click on File->Security->User Security…
Enter your password and click Log In.
Click on Your Identity->Your Certificates. Then on the Get Certificates button and select Import Internet Cerficates…
Find the certificate that you exported in the previous steps, select it and click the Open button.
Ensure that PKCS 12 encoded is selected and then click the Continue button.
Enter the password you used when exporting the certificate and then click the Continue button.
Ensure that your new certificate is on the list and then click the Accept All button.
You will once again enter your Notes ID password.
A successful import will result in the following box. Click the OK button to complete process.
To view your certificate and make sure it is actually there, click the dropdown box and select All Internet Certificates.
You should see your new certificate. Now click the OK button to close the dialog box and complete the import process.
To test, open your mailbox and compose a new message. Click on Delivery Options… and click the Sign check box. When done click the OK button. Then address and send your email.
Optional: You can also select the Save these security options as the default to automatically sign all new emails.
Now open the eMail that you addressed it to. In Outlook you will now see the icon has changed notifying you that the email is now digitally signed. In Notes you will see this Other email systems may actually just show the attached .p7b file.
That’s it. You will now be able to send digitally signed emails to external email addresses!