Nokia N86 8MP - Certificate management

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Certificate management












Certificate management


Digital certificates do not guarantee safety; they are

used to verify the origin of software.
In the certificate management main view, you can see

a list of authority certificates that are stored in your

device. Scroll right to see a list of personal certificates,

if available.
Digital certificates should be used if you want to

connect to an online bank or another site or remote

server for actions that involve transferring confidential

information. They should also be used if you want to

reduce the risk of viruses or other malicious software

and be sure of the authenticity of software when

downloading and installing software.

Important: Even if the use of certificates makes

the risks involved in remote connections and software

installation considerably smaller, they must be used

correctly in order to benefit from increased security.

The existence of a certificate does not offer any

protection by itself; the certificate manager must

contain correct, authentic, or trusted certificates for

increased security to be available. Certificates have a

restricted lifetime. If "Expired certificate" or

"Certificate not valid yet" is shown, even if the

certificate should be valid, check that the current date

and time in your device are correct.

View certificate details—check authenticity

You can only be sure of the correct identity of a server

when the signature and the validity period of a server

certificate have been checked.
You are notified if the identity of the server is not

authentic or if you do not have the correct security

certificate in your device.
To check certificate details, scroll to a certificate, and




Certificate details

. The validity of

the certificate is checked, and one of the following

notes may be displayed:

Certificate not trusted

— You have not set any

application to use the certificate.




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Expired certificate

— The certificate validity

period has ended.

Certificate not valid yet

— The certificate validity

period has not yet begun.

Certificate corrupted

— The certificate cannot be

used. Contact the certificate issuer.

Change the trust settings

Before changing any certificate settings, you must

make sure that you really trust the owner of the

certificate and that the certificate really belongs to the

listed owner.
Scroll to an authority certificate, and select



Trust settings

. Depending on the certificate, a list of

the applications that can use the selected certificate is

shown. For example:

Symbian installation



— The certificate is able

to certify the origin of a new Symbian operating

system application.




— The certificate is able to certify


App. installation



— The certificate is able to

certify the origin of a new Java™ application.




Edit trust setting

to change the