Certificate Explorer™

Overview

Certificate Explorer provides the X.509 certificate management functions of SecretAgent® 5 for Windows. Using an intuitive folder-based paradigm for its user interface, Certificate Explorer allows you to store certificates in, and retrieve them from, one or more databases on your own local machine or on a shared network server. It's LDAP support provides access to remote databases and ActiveDirectory certificate stores. Static group and parametrized LDAP queries are supported.

Certificate Explorer allows SecretAgent to work with, or without, a formal PKI. Full certifcate chain validation and CRL checking is provided in a manner compliant with RFC3280. CRLs may be automatically updated by polling a remote server.


Create self-signed certificates and requests

Certificate Explorer supports the generation of PKCS#10 certificate requests.  Requesting a certificate requires the completion of a simple, user friendly wizard which can optionally send the request to a CA or security officer immediately after generation.  The request is stored in a local certificate folder so that's public key can be used until the actual certificate is issued and received from the CA; at that point the request can be replaced by the certificate.

Certificate Explorer also generates self-signed certificates that can be used if a formal PKI is not available.  Self-signed certificates allow users to begin using data security products (such as SecretAgent 5) immediately.

CertEx User Interface


Importing, exporting, viewing, and distributing certificates

Certificate Explorer simplifies many certificate management fucntions.  Users can import and export keys in a wide variety of certificates formats. The latest version even allows you to export your X.509 RSA certificate as an OpenPGP V4 key that any PGP 6/7/8 user can use to encrypt files.

To view a certificate, simply right click on it and select Properties in the pop-up context menu.

Certificates stored in folders can be exchanged easily with others on the network.  Just open the certificate folder that contains the certificate(s) you are looking for and drag those certificates to your own certificate explorer.