Obtaining a StartCom Certificate

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The following guide describes how to obtain a free StartCom Class 1 S/MIME certificate using Firefox 3.5. StartCom unfortunately does not support Internet Explorer 8 at this time.

  1. Go to https://www.startssl.com and click the top right button. [1]
  2. Click the sign-up button. [2]
  3. Fill in your details. [3] Press continue. If all goes well you should get a confirmation code to the email address you entered.
  4. Enter the registration code you get in your mail. [4] Now there could be a slight wait while they manually check your details. You really need to provide your actual address and phone number in order for this part of the process to go smooth. StartCom review the applications manually, but rather quickly under normal circumstances.
  5. Wait for an activation link to arrive in your mailbox, and click the link in the mail and enter the code that's provided in this new mail. [5]
    The mail should look something like this
  6. Now choose to create your certificate. Generate Private Key. [6] The default is High grade, and you should stick with that.
  7. The certificate will be created and stored in the browser. [7] [8]
  8. To export the certificate select "Preferences" -> "Advanced" -> "Encryption" -> "View Certificates", choose the "Your Certificates" tab and locate your certificate from the list. The certificate will be listed under StartCom Ltd. with "StartCom Free Certificate Member" as its name if this is your first one. Select the certificate and click on "Backup", choose a name for this backup file, provide a password and save it at a known location.

Importing a certificate from file into Mumble

  1. Select Configure -> Certificate Wizard [9]
  2. Select import certificate. Click Next
  3. Locate the certificate file. It should end in .p12 or .pfx depending on which browser exported the certificate.
  4. Enter the password for the certificate
  5. The certificate details should now be filled in. [10] Make sure that it is the correct certificate. Click next.
  6. Confirm that you want to change your certificate by pressing next. [11]
  7. Done! Press finish to close the guide. [12]