How to export the company and MSO certificate in form of p12 files within SafeGuard Management Center/ Policy Editor

  • Article ID: 67105
  • Updated: 07 Oct 2014

Problem/Issue:
As a Master Security Officer (MSO), I want be able to export the company certificate and my MSO certificate in form of p12 files within the SafeGuard Policy Editor/SafeGuard Management Center at any time.

Sophos product and version:
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Operating system:
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What to do:

1. Exporting the company certificate:

Note: Only Master Security Officers are entitled to export company certificates for backup purposes.

  1. In the SafeGuard Management Centre/ Policy Editor menu bar, select Tools > Options.
  2. Select the Certificates tab and click the Export button in the Company Certificate section.
  3. You are prompted to enter a password for securing the exported file. Enter a password, confirm it and click OK.
  4. Enter a file name and storage location for the file and click OK.

Result: The company certificate is exported as a .p12 file to the defined location and can be used for recovery purposes.

2. Exporting the Master Security Officer certificate:

To back up the Master Security Officer certificate of the MSO logged, do the following:

  1. In the SafeGuard Management Centre/ Policy Editor menu bar, select Tools > Options.
  2. Select the Certificates tab and click the Export button in the Certificate of MSO/ Certificate of <Administrator> section.
  3. You are prompted to enter a password for securing the exported file. Enter a password, confirm it and click OK.
  4. Enter a file name and storage location for the file to be exported and confirm with OK.

Result: The Master Security Officer certificate of the currently logged on MSO is exported as a .p12 file to the defined location and can be used for recovery purposes.

 
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