Internet Explorer: Import your Personal ID certificate

  1. In Internet Explorer, go to Internet Options.

  2. In the Internet Options window, on the Content tab, click Certificates.

  3. In the Certificates window, on the Personal tab, click Import.

  4. In the Certificate Import Wizard, on the Welcome page, click Next.

  5. On the File to Import page, click Browse.

  6. In the File Explorer Open window, in the file type drop-down list, select Personal Information Exchange (*.pfx;*.p12).

  7. Locate and select your Personal ID Certificate .pfx or.p12 file, and then click Open.

  8. On the File to Import page, click Next.

  9. On the Private key protection page, check Mark this key as exportable and Include all extended properties.

    The Mark this key as exportable option enables you to export your Personal ID Certificate w/private key should you need to in the future.

  10. In the Password box, type the password that you created when you exported your Personal ID Certificate w/private key and then, click Next.

  11. On the Certificate Store page, click Place all certificates in the following store, in the Certificate store box, select Personal for the store, and then, click Next.
    We recommend that you use this option so that intermediate and root certificates in the .pfx or .p12 file are placed in the appropriate Certificate Store.

  12. On the Completing the Certificate Import Wizard page, review the settings and then, click Finish.

  13. Congratulations! You imported your Personal ID Certificate w/private key in to the Windows Certificate store, and you can use Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Chrome to sign in to your accounts.