Creating Self-Signed Certificates

To create a self-signed Digital ID

  1. Select Document > Manage Digital IDs.

  2. Click Add ID in the Digital ID Settings dialog box.

  3. In the Add Digital ID dialog box, select the Create a Self-Signed Digital ID option and click Next.

  4. Select New Digital ID File and click Next.

  5. In the Create a Self-Signed Digital ID dialog box, type in at least your name and select a country as a User Attribute.

  6. Type in a password (at least 6 characters), confirm it, and then click OK.

  7. In the Save As dialog box, specify a location and a name for your Digital ID file and click Save.

The newly created self-signed certificate will be added to the Digital ID Files list.


See Sharing Security Certificates on how to use created certificates.


Certificates can be self-signed or created through a Certification Authority (CA). If you lose or delete a self-signed Digital ID, you will no longer be able to open files protected by it. If your Digital ID was created through a CA, you can retrieve the ID from them.

The program allows you to download multiple security certificates from the Windows Certificate store.



Creating Self-Signed Certificates