World Intellectual Property Organization

How to retrieve and save a copy of your certificate

This user guide has been prepared using Mozilla Firefox 5.0. The screenshots and other details may differ if you use a different version of the browser.
 
Even if you do not plan to use the certificate immediately for e-filing purposes, it is important to go through the following steps in order to make a backup of your certificate.
 
Once you have received the approval e-mail from the WIPO Customer CA, you can proceed with the installation of your digital certificate. The e-mail provides you with a hyperlink to the Digital ID Center. Please note that you need to use the same computer and internet browser as for the original enrollment.
 
 
1. Click PICK UP ID.
 
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2. Enter the Personal Identification Number (PIN). To avoid typing errors, it is recommended to copy the PIN from the approval e-mail and paste it into the field below. Then click Submit.
 
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3. Click OK.
 
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4. Your certificate is now installed in the system and can be used in the browser.
 
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5. You can view and manage your digital certificate in Firefox, and in order to be used for e-filing purposes in PCT-SAFE, it has to be exported from the browser using the Backup functionality.
 
Click Tools and Options. Select the Advanced panel and the Encryption tab. Click View Certificates.
 
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6. Select the certificate to be exported in Your Certificates and then click Backup.
 
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7. The default certificate location in the PCT-SAFE client software is the C:\PCT-SAFE\PKCS12 folder. Provide a name for your certificate file (e.g. MyWIPOCert). Click Save.
 
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8. Enter a password of your choice.
 
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9. Your certificate is now saved in the C:\PCT-SAFE\PKCS12 folder and ready to be used with PCT-SAFE.
 
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It is strongly recommended to keep a copy of the certificate file in a location outside the PCT-SAFE folder!
 

 

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