Apple OS X 10.6 - Code signing - Installing a certificate

This document details how to import the Code Signing Certificate received from a Certificate Authority and install it under Apple OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).  Note: we have experienced occasional problems when using Safari to request a Code Signing Certificate. To ensure successful import we advise you to adhere to using Keychain Access; do NOT import the certificate directly with Safari.To import the signed certificate:

  1. Go to our website and log in to our Control Panel. Under "Certificates" your Code Signing Certificate will be available in X.509 format. Click the Download button (the floppy disk icon on the right); this will open the Download section. Right-click (or Control-click) the certificate file and choose Save link as… from the ensuing menu. Save the certificate to your hard drive.
  2. Locate the certificate in Finder and double-click it. Keychain Access should open automatically.
  3. A warning message will appear asking you if you are certain you wish to import this certificate. Click OK. Note: if you receive a message stating that the corresponding private key cannot be found, please verify you are importing the certificate on the same computer / account as from which you had generated the CSR.
  4. In the left hand side, choose login from the Keychains panel and All Items from the Category panel. Scroll to the name of your Code Signing Certificate; there should now be three entries present: the private key, the public key and the certificate itself. When you click on it, the certificate should read "This certificate is valid" in the bar above the list.

Your certificate is now ready for use in Code Signing.


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