Certificates allow HelloID to communicate securely with service and identity providers. Within HelloID, you may create new certificates or import your own. Navigate to Settings > Certificates to get started.
Create a New Self-Signed Certificate
Self-signed certificates created in HelloID provide a fast and easy way to establish secure communication between HelloID and a service or identity provider.
All self-signed certificates have a lifetime of two years.
- On the Certificates Overview, click Create Self-Signed Certificate.
- Fill out the following form with information about the new certificate and your organization.
- Name of Certificate
The name of the Certificate displayed in the Certificate List. We recommend putting the current date in the name so that you know at-a-glance when the certificate was created.
- Country Name
Select the country where your organization is legally located.
- Locality Name
The city where your organization is legally located.
- State or Province Name
The State or province where your organization is legally located.
- Organization Unit Name
Section of the organization, such as the department (optional).
- Organization Name
The exact legal name of your organization.
- Email Address
The email address used to contact your organization.
- Common Name (domain)
Enter the URL of your organization's HelloID portal (e.g., enyoi.helloid.com).
- Name of Certificate
- Click the Save button to create your new certificate.
Import a Certificate
If you have a certificate that you would like to use, you may upload it into HelloID.
- On the Certificates Overview, click Import Certificate.
- Enter a name for the certificate. Provide a descriptive name that identifies the purpose of the certificate.
- Choose to either Paste or Upload the X509 certificate. In this example, we will be uploading a certificate file.
- If the file has uploaded correctly the Certificate info will appear in the Certificate text box.
- Press Save to finish the import
Export a Certificate from HelloID
- In the Certificates Overview click the Details link of the certificate you want to export.
- In the Download Certificate section, select the format you wish to download and click the Download button. The file will then be downloaded to your computer. There two types available for download:
- .CER: The X.509 certificate that contains only the public key.
- .PFX: PKCS#12 archive containing the X.509 certificate and private key with optional password protection.