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Chapter 14. Digital Signatures > Creating a Digital ID

Creating a Digital ID

In order to sign a document digitally, you first need a digital ID.

To create a digital ID

1.
Choose Advanced > Security Settings (Figure 14.1).

Figure 14.1. Choose Advanced > Security Settings.


This opens the Security Settings dialog box.

2.
Choose Digital IDs in the listing on the left, then click the Add ID button (Figure 14.2).

Figure 14.2. Click the Add ID button.


This launches the Add Digital ID wizard (Figure 14.3).

Figure 14.3. The first page of the Add Digital ID wizard asks you to choose one of three options.


3.
Click the Create a Self-Signed Digital ID radio button, and then click the Next button.

4.
Enter your identity information in the Add Digital ID window shown in Figure 14.4; then click the Next button.

Figure 14.4. Fill in any of these fields that you want to use with your Digital ID.


5.
In the next window, use the default file location or click Browse if you want to choose a different location.

6.
Enter a password, and confirm that password in the same window (Figure 14.5). Then click the Finish button.

Figure 14.5. Click the Finish button to save your ID.


Your new self-signed Digital ID is saved in the Security Settings dialog box. Dismiss the box by clicking the Close button.


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