Working with digital certificates

You can use the Digital Certificate option in KITE to associate a digital certificate with a script. You can do this by selecting from the list of available certificates stored on your system. Multiple certificates can be associated with each script.

Before you can associate a certificate with a script, you must install Internet Explorer 5.5 or above. Also, the certificate must have been marked as Exportable when it was imported to your system. To ensure this, use the following procedure.

To import digital certificates for use with scripts:

  1. From the Internet Explorer browser, select Tools=>Internet Options (you can also double-click the file that you want to import and proceed to step 7).
    Result: the Internet Options dialog box appears.
  2. Select the Content tab.
  3. Click the Certificates button.
    Result: the Certificate Manager dialog box appears.
  4. Click the Import button.
    Result: the Certificate Manager import wizard appears.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select the file that you want to import, and click Next.
  7. Enter a password that must be used to access the file, and select the Mark the private key as exportable check box.
  8. Click Next, and click Finish.
    Result: a message appears indicating the import was successful.

Once the certificate is associated with a script, it is used whenever the playback engine is challenged for a certificate. The certificate is encrypted, ASCII-encoded, and embedded within the *.ers file so that it can be saved along with the script.

The certificate is protected because it is encrypted with a password. Only KITE and Keynote agentS can decrypt the certificate. A user will not be able to download a script and install the certificate embedded within.

To associate a digital certificate with a script:

  1. Click the script name in the Script pane.
  2. Click the Certificates bar in the Properties pane.
  3. Click the Add Certificates link.
  4. In the Add Certificates box, select the certificate that you want to associate with the script, then click Add.

You can select and embed multiple certificates within a script. Using the Certificates bar in the Properties pane, you can view, add, and delete certificates that are associated with the script.