SAML: Generate your client certificate

Chrome and Microsoft Edge don’t support client certificate generation.

If you want to use your certificate with these browsers, we recommend generating it in Internet Explorer (Chrome and Edge) or Safari (Chrome) first.

  • Internet Explorer installs the client certificate in the Windows Certificate Store. Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer can access it.
  • Safari installs the client certificate in the Mac Certificate Store. Chrome and Safari can access it.
  • Firefox (Windows or Mac) installs the client certificate in its own Certificate Store. Only Firefox can access it.

Before you begin

  • Have the "Create Your DigiCert…Certificate" email.
    After DigiCert issues your client certificate, you should receive a Create Your DigiCert…Certificate email. This email contains a link that takes you to the Generate your DigiCert…Certificate page, where you will generate your client certificate.
    If you misplace this email, contact your administrator so they can resend it.
  • Have a supported browser installed on your computer.
    If you don't have a version of IE (Windows) or Safari (Mac) installed on your computer, contact your administrator.

Generate your client certificate

  1. Go to the "Generate your DigiCert Certificate" page.

    1. Open the Create Your DigiCert…Certificate email.
    2. Click the link in the email to open the Generate your DigiCert Certificate page.

To open the page in your default browser, click the link in the email.

To open the link in the browser of choice, copy and paste the link in the browser's URL field.

  1. Generate your certificate.

    1. On the Generate your DigiCert Certificate page, verify the information is correct (name, email address, etc.).
    2. Read through the Subscriber Agreement and check I agree to the terms of the subscriber agreement.
    3. Click Generate Certificate.

What's next

You can start using your client certificate for authentication.

Are you using the certificate for email signing or encryption? You can export a copy of the certificate from the OS or browser's certificate store, or you can download a copy of the certificate from your SAML Client Certificates page (see Download a copy of your client certificate).