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How to Set Up Your Document Signing Certificate in Minutes


Learn how to install an Entrust Document Signing Certificate in a few simple steps. Follow this guide and video tutorial to set up your certificate, initialize your token, and start signing your digital documents with confidence.

Setting up your Entrust Document Signing Certificate is a quick and straightforward process. In this guide, we'll walk you through the installation steps, token initialization, and certificate retrieval. With this step-by-step tutorial and accompanying video, you'll be ready to sign your digital documents securely in no time.

Before You Start

Make sure that your operating system and software versions are compatible with Entrust Document Signing certificates . Supported operating systems include Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64-bit), 2012 R2 (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 (32-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Microsoft Windows 8.0, Microsoft Windows 8.1, and Microsoft Windows 10. Supported versions of Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office are also listed.

Step 1: Downloading and Installing the Token Software

  1. Access the Entrust Certificate Retrieval Web pages through the link provided in the notification email from Entrust.

  2. Enter the passphrase issued by Entrust in the login page.

  3. Download the appropriate 32-bit or 64-bit software package based on your operating system.

  4. Save the software to your computer.

  5. Double-click the installer file (EntrustSACInstaller_.msi) to initiate the installation process.

  6. Follow the installation wizard instructions, selecting the appropriate language, accepting the license agreement, and specifying the installation folder.

  7. Complete the installation, and make sure to allow any necessary changes to the computer's hard drive.

  8. Finish the installation process.

Step 2: Initializing Your Token

  1. Insert your Entrust Document Signing token into a USB slot on your computer.

  2. When the SafeNet icon becomes active in the system tray, right-click it and select Tools .

  3. In the SafeNet Authentication Client Tools dialog box, select View Token Info if using a new token or the advanced view if reinitializing a previously-used token.

  4. Expand SafeNet Authentication Client Tools > Tokens in the tree view.

  5. Right-click the token entry and choose Initialize Token for a new token or Initialize Token for a previously-used token.

  6. Enter a name for the token, set a new password, and confirm it.

  7. Click Start to begin the initialization process.

  8. Confirm the initialization in the notification dialog box.

  9. Wait for the initialization process to complete, then click OK .

Step 3: Picking Up Your Certificate

  1. Insert your token into a USB port.

  2. Access the Entrust Certificate Retrieval Web pages using the link provided in the notification email.

  3. Enter the passphrase issued by Entrust.

  4. Accept the software subscription agreement.

  5. Enter the token password created during SafeNet token initialization.

  6. Agree to retrieve and install the certificate on the token.

  7. Select a Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP) and create the certificate.

  8. Confirm the process by entering the token password again.

  9. Allow the website to generate the certificate on your token.

  10. Wait for the success message indicating the certificate creation.

Congratulations! Your Entrust Document Signing Certificate is now ready for use.