SafeGuard Enterprise: How to export the company- and MSO certificate in form of P12-files within Management Center

  • Article ID: 67105
  • Updated: 28 Aug 2014



Problem/Issue:

As a Master Security Officer 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:
SafeGuard Policy Editor & SafeGuard Enterprise Management Center, from 5.50 (please see release notes on product CD)

Operating system:
See release notes

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 Sophos SafeGuard 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 Sophos SafeGuard Policy Editor menu bar, select Tools > Options.
  2. Select the Certificates tab and click the Export button in the <Administrator> 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 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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