UW Digital ID (Mac) - Exporting a Digital Certificate from Thunderbird

This document explains how to export your digital certificate from the Thunderbird email client on your Mac. This may be necessary if upon downloading the certificate for the first time or upon renewal, your e-mail client is unable to locate the certificate. This happens most often with the Thunderbird e-mail client.

Exporting a Digital Certificate from Thunderbird:

  1. Open Thunderbird. Click on Tools -> Account Settings.

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  2. Click on Security>View Certificates under the relevant email account.

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  3. Go to the Your Certificates tab and click the Backup... button.

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  4. Click Backup... and choose an appropriate filename (mycert.p12) and directory, and then press the Save button.

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  5. Set an appropriate password for the digital certificate and finally press the OK button.

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Keywords:PKI digital certificate export thunderbird mail web email cert UW Digital ID   Doc ID:14595
Owner:Steven T.Group:Digital ID
Created:2010-07-05 19:00 CDTUpdated:2011-04-19 19:00 CDT
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