Using PKIUTIL (GUI)

About the Public Key Infrastructure

The PKI, Public Key Infrastructure, function manages the storage and utilization of product certificates. Certificates are necessary to ensure the safety of transferred system information. The following actions can be carried out in this tab:

  • Import or delete a certificate
  • Activate or inactivate a certificate
  • Get details about a certificate

For each listed certificate details such as, delivered to, delivered from, expiration date, etc. can be displayed.

The certificates are grouped according to their type, for example User certificates are listed under the User tab. Click a certificate group tab to display all certificates in that category.

Certificate groups

Tab

Definition

All

All certificates

User

User certificates

Intermediary

Intermediate authority certificates

Root

Root authority certificates

Working with certificates

After selecting the certificate group, select a certificate and right click. Using the drop down menu, you can activate, deactivate, and get details for a certificate. Alternately, you can use the buttons in the PKI window to perform these actions and also delete or import a certificate.

Actions on certificates

Icon

Function

Definition

Activate certificate

Activate

Activates one or more certificates in the local database.

Deactivate certificate

Deactivate

Deactivates one or more certificates in the local database.

If a root or intermediate certificate is deactivated, all dependent certificates are automatically rendered inactive.

Magnifying glass to indicate details

Details

Displays selected Transfer CFT certificate parameters. Alternatively, you can double click on the Certificate name to display the details. When you click on the Details icon the PKIUTIL window is displayed.

In the PKIUTIL window, click the View X509 Certificate button.

The certificate properties are displayed in two tabs, General and Details. By default the following information is displayed:

  • Delivered to:
  • Delivered from:
  • Valid from:
  • Valid until:

Delete item

Delete

Deletes the selected certificate from the certificate base.

Open to add or modify item

Add

Opens the Certificate import window.

Importing a certificate

In the Private Key Infrastructure window, click the Open to add or modify itemadd icon. The Certificate import window is displayed, featuring the fields that are listed in the table below.

Click OK to confirm entered values.

Certificate import tab

The id for the certificate import function is a unique local identifier of the certificate(s) to be activated or deactivated, depending on the command.

The * and ? wildcard characters are accepted for the ID parameter value.

Additional Certificate import fields

Fields

check

ikpassw

pkifname

comment

ikname

pkipassw

id

itype

rootcid

iform

iname

state

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