Revision as of 09:42, 7 Jul 2011
The iPhone supports client authentication using a certificate. This will enable you to log onto a website that requires a certificate for access. Installing the grid certificate on your iPhone is very easy. Below are the steps in order to install a digital certificate onto an iPhone.
- Transfer the end User Digital Certificate that contains a public and private key, usually in the form of a .p12 or .pfx file, onto the iPhone. This can be done by
- Attaching the certificate to an email and sending the cert to yourself. It can even be a web-based email service (e.g. yahoo, hotmail, etc.) that you log into using a browser on the iPhone.
- Uploading the certificate to the cloud (e.g. Dropbox) and then accessing the file through the cloud storage provider's app.
- Open the .p12 or .pfx certificate file using your iPhone. This can be done by simply selecting the file. This will start the process to install the certificate as a new profile on your iPhone.
There will be 5 screens you must progress through.
- 'Install Now'.
- Enter 4-digit passcode for your iPhone.
- Enter password for your grid certificate.
Once installed it should be listed under 'Configuration Profiles' in
Settings -> General -> Profiles
Voila!! You should now be able to utilise your grid certificate to view secure webpages on your iPhone.
Test it by entering the url of a secure webpage into the browser address bar.