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Install the MIT Personal Certificate in Internet Explorer 7 or 8 on Windows Vista

Note: Additional steps may be needed.
For comprehensive instructions, see: [istdraft:Installing and Renewing Certificates in Internet Explorer 7 and 8 for Windows Vista]

Note: Internet Explorer 8 is not yet supported by IS&T.

  1. In Internet Explorer, navigate to The following page will be displayed.
    Identify Yourself

  2. Enter your MIT identification information and click Next.

  3. On the Generate a Private Key page, leave the Key Size at the highest grade for your browser. The Certificate Lifetime gives the default number of days until this personal certificate expires. Click Next to accept the defaults.

  4. The Web Access Confirmation window will appear, asking if you want to request the certificate; click Yes.

  5. The Web Access Confirmation window will appear again, asking if you want to add the certificate; click Yes.
    Second Confirmation

  6. A confirmation page indicates that the certificate is installed.

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Last Modified:

May 12, 2012

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