The certificate must be exported from the internet browser (see second user guide below) to digitally sign the international application and to create a secure connection with the receiving Office for the transmission of the international application package.
WIPO digital certificate is one of the strong authentication methods for ePCT but less convenient (installation, back-up, renewal etc.) and slower to set up than a one-time password by a standard app on a mobile device or sent by text message to your mobile or landline telephone: certificate requests are manually processed during WIPO's office hours. For further details on strong authentication and on adding a digital certificate to your WIPO account please see the PCT eServices Help topic on strong authentication.
For assistance please contact the PCT eServices Help Desk.