Using Windows CA to create user certificates to sign Acrobat PDFs

Posted on 2006-04-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Hi there!

I'm having a problem with my recently installed CA. I can create user certificates, they are valid, usable, etc, but I cannot use them to sign PDF docs. They never appear in the scroll list of certificates to choose from in Adobe Writer. The very same certificate installs easily in IE and Firefox and is visible in the certs list of these programs, but not from Adobe. Any idea of what may I be missing, apart of lots of time?

Question by:ifdezp
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    Expert Comment

    Just a guess here, but I think you need to install MS Digital Rights Management client and software. Both ont he CA and the machines.

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the answer jeffrash,

    I've been testing and it looks like I was doing something wrong while setting up the Certification Authority: I was creating a root enterprise CA, and certificates created with it behave as described in my message.

    I uninstalled the CA services and reinstalled it as an independent root CA. Now certificates appear in Adobe writer certificates list and can be used to sign documents.

    It is solved, though I'd prefer to have it working with an Enternprise root CA (don't know if there are "collateral effects" involved)


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