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Register a digital ID

You must register a digital ID in Reader before you can use it.

  1. Choose Document > Security Settings.
  2. Select Digital IDs, and click Add ID.
  3. Select Browse For An Existing Digital ID File.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to select the digital ID file, type your password, and register the digital ID.

You can create self-signed digital IDs in Reader. Or, see the Adobe website for information on acquiring a digital ID from Adobe security partners.

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Request someone's certificate

Request someone's certificate

Certificates you receive from others are kept in a list of trusted identities, which you can use to validate signatures.

  1. Choose Document > Manage Trusted Identities, and click Request Contact.
  2. Type your contact information.
  3. Select Email Request or Save Request As A File.
  4. Follow on-screen instructions to send the email or save the file.

You can also send your certificate at the same time by selecting Include My Certificates when adding your contact information.

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You can save a PDF as accessible text, which preserves such items as comments, form fields, and alternate text.

 Choose File > Save As Text.
Share your certificate

Share your certificate

Your digital ID includes a certificate that others require to validate your signature and encrypt documents for you.

  1. Choose Document > Security Settings.
  2. Select Digital IDs on the left.
  3. Select the ID you want to share, and click Export .
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to email the certificate or save it to a file.

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