Importing a Signavio certificates


Please consider the certificate update from December 15, 2016 to ensure a better encryption algorithm.

When using the SaaS version, this feature is available through the purchase of Collaboration Hub licenses. If you are using the On-Premise Edition please read more about publishing in the chapter** Granting read access in the On Premise Edition.

On Windows systems the tool certutil provides a possibility to manage, save and restore your certificates. It is installed per default and eases the installation of certificates for multiple users because you have to execute one command only.

You can use the tool via command line if you are logged into a Windows system.

  1. Hit the keys Windows key + R on your keyboard and enter cmd into the text field. The command line interface opens.
Open the command line in Windows.
  1. Enter certutil -?. An overview of the command appears, which lists all possible parameters for the execution the tool in your system language.
The command line interface opens.


If the command certutil cannot be found in your system please contact your system administrator. You may have not enough access rights to install certificates.

  1. Now install the downloaded certificate on your system by entering following command into the command line:
certutil -f -user -p \[password\] -importpfx \[path to the certificate\]


certutil -f -user -p keEb52kl -importpfx C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Signavio.p12

The parameters have different meanings:

Parameter Description Sample
-f If the certificate is already installed, it will be replaced.  
-user Import the certificate for the user who is currently logged in.  
-p Indicates that the certificate is protected by a password.  
[password] Password created by Signavio. keEb52kl
-importpfx A PFX-file is supposed to be imported. Different certificate types can be imported with -addstore oder -importcert.  
[path to the certificate] The path to the certificate. This can either be a shared network resource or, if the certificate was sent by email, a private resource. ...\Documents\Signavio.p12


Alternatively you can use the command ‘certutil -f -user -importpfx [path the certificate] Protect` which prompts for the password after confirmation.