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How to retrieve and save a copy of your certificate

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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 Yes.
 
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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 Internet Explorer, and in order to use it for e-filing purposes in PCT-SAFE, it has to be exported from the browser.
 
Click Tools and select Internet Options.
 
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6. Open the Content tab and click Certificates.
 
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7. Select the certificate to be exported under the Personal tab and then click Export.
 
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8. In the Certificate Export Wizard, click Next.

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9. Tick the box to export the private key and click Next.
 
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10. Tick the first and third box of the Personal Information Exchange and click Next.

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 11. Enter a password of your choice and confirm it. This password will be needed for electronically signing and submitting PCT-SAFE applications. Click Next.
 
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12. Click Browse.
 
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13. The default certificate location in the PCT-SAFE client software is the C:\PCT-SAFE\PKCS12 folder. Provide a name for your certificate (e.g. MyWIPOCert); the file extension will be added automatically. Click Open.

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14. Click Next.
 
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15. Click Finish.

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16. Enter the password you created at step 11.
 
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17. Your certificate is now stored in the C:\PCT-SAFE\PKCS12 folder. It is strongly recommended to keep a backup copy of the certificate file in a location outside the PCT-SAFE folder (e.g. on a portable memory device in order to be used on other computers if necessary).
 
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Next: How to import your certificate

 


 

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