Certificate Backup Instructions for Internet Explorer

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1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Select “Tools”“Internet Options…”.
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2. Select the “Content” tab, then click the “Certificates” button.
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3. Select the certificate(s) you want to export and click the “Export” button.
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4. When the Certificate Export Wizard opens, click the “Next” button.
5. Select “Yes, export the private key” and click the “Next” button.
6. Make sure the “Personal Information Exchange” radio button is chosen and the “Enable strong protection” check box is marked.
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7. Create a password to protect the .PFX file. Click “Next”.
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8. Click the “Browse” button.
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9. Select the “Desktop” from the “Save in” field and type in the file name. Select “Personal Information Exchange (*.pfx). in the “Save as type” field and then click the “Save” button.
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10. Click the “Next” button.
11. Review the information and click “Finish”.
12. Input the password for your certificate in order to export the certificate.
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The following screen will appear.
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13. Save the file to removable media (i.e. floppy disk, zip disk, CD) and store the removable media in a secure location.
NOTE: If you encounter difficulties, please contact the PKI Help Desk at 1-888-816-5503 , from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time or e-mail the Help Desk at pkihelp@orc.com.