Adding unsigned internet certificate to Notes

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I have received a [self-certified] internet certificate from an outside party, which I want to use to encrypt emails to the external party.

I can't get a signed email, only an ordinary email with a .cer attachment. The outside party is a government agency and will not budge regarding sending a signed email.

I can't find a mechanism to add the certificate correctly to Notes (I can do it ok with signed emails). I can add it using "Actions/Import Internet Certificates". However it only shows up in "Internet Certifiers". I can't seem to use this to encrypt an email to the address recorded on the certificate.

Note I am a (techie) user, not an adminitrator. My administrator isn't able to resolve my issue. He claims that self-certified certificates can not be used by Notes.



Software/Hardware used:
Lotus Notes Client v7

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Justty 210 pts. | Feb 22 2010 4:54PM GMT

I went through this a few months ago with 1 of my associates.
You will need to buy a certificate to encrypt your emails,Thawte or Verisign can be used.

After you purchase the certificate, you will need to send your contact a signed email (You will have to imported the encryption file into Notes)

As an FYI, if your admin is appending an outgoing statement to your email, he will need to exclude it for the domain you are talking to. If he doesn’t, then they will not be able to accept the signed email you are sending.

You will need to create an entry in your contacts for this external person and assign the certificate to his contact info.

Once this is done, you can send and receive encrypted emails.

Justty 210 pts. | Feb 22 2010 4:56PM GMT

You will need to create an entry in your contacts for this external person and assign the certificate to his contact info. (the signed file they sent you)

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  • Justty
    I went through this a few months ago with 1 of my associates. You will need to buy a certificate to encrypt your emails,Thawte or Verisign can be used. After you purchase the certificate, you will need to send your contact a signed email (You will have to imported the encryption file into Notes) As an FYI, if your admin is appending an outgoing statement to your email, he will need to exclude it for the domain you are talking to. If he doesn't, then they will not be able to accept the signed email you are sending. You will need to create an entry in your contacts for this external person and assign the certificate to his contact info. Once this is done, you can send and receive encrypted emails.
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  • Justty
    You will need to create an entry in your contacts for this external person and assign the certificate to his contact info. (the signed file they sent you)
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  • LesKerr
    I don't have a requirement to sign emails that I send, or for emails that I receive to be encrypted. Therefore I see no need to buy a certificate for myself. The other party's certificate is what I require to encrypt my email to them, and they can't provide a SIGNED email. Therefore I need to be able to add their ATTACHED certificate to Notes in a way that it can be used to encrypt the email send. I know that this isn't the way that Notes normally handles certificates, but I see no reason why it can't be done.
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  • Gabe9527
    http://www.globalsign.com/support/personal-certificate/lotus_notes.php
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