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How to import and export certificate (digital ID) in Outlook?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2014-02-11

For the sake of identification and secure communication, you may use or be required to use the digital ID or certificate in Microsoft Outlook. Here we will arrange you with a method to import and export certificate or digital ID in Microsoft Outlook.

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The following steps will guide you to import and export your certificate or digital ID in Microsoft Outlook at ease.

Step 1: Open the Trust Center dialog box:

In Outlook 2007, please click the Tools > Trust Center.

In Outlook 2010 and 2013,

  • First of all, click the File > Options;
  • In the Outlook Options dialog box, click the Trust Center in the left bar;
  • Click the Trust Center Settings button.

Step 2: In the Trust Center dialog box, click the E-mail Security in the left bar.

Step 3: Go to the Digital IDs (Certificates) section, and click the Import / Export button.

Step 4: In the Import / Export Digital ID dialog box:

Import Digital ID or certificate

  • First of all, please check the Import existing Digital ID from a file option.
  • Then click the Browse button, and in the Locate Security Profile dialog box select a Digital ID, at last click the Open button.
  • Enter the password in the Password: box.
  • Enter a name in the Digital ID Name: box.

Export Digital ID or certificate

First of all, please check the Export your Digital to a file option.

  • Click the Browse button, and in the new dialog box, open a folder that you will save the export file into, then enter a name in the File Name: box, at last click the Save button.
  • Enter the password in the Password: box and the Confirm: box.

Step 5: Click the OK buttons in each dialog box.

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