Check in Trusted System Certificates

You can check in a trusted system certificate from the Administration menu.

About this task

Check in the public part of the user's certificate into the Trusted store of Sterling B2B Integrator.

Before you begin, save the trusted system certificate to a file on your local computer.

To check in a trusted system certificate:


  1. Choose one of the following options:
    • If you use Sterling B2B Integrator, from the Administration Menu, select Trading Partner > Digital Certificates > Trusted.
    • If you use the AS2 Edition, from the AS2 Administration Menu, select Certificates.
  2. Next to New Certificate, click Go!
  3. Enter the Filename or click Browse to select the file name of the trusted certificate and then click Next.
  4. Enter the Certificate Name.
  5. Verify the name of the trusted certificate you are checking in.
    For each certificate you selected, the Certificate Name field shows a suggested name, followed by a summary of the identifying information in the certificate. You can change the name based on your file naming conventions.
  6. If you have more than one trusted certificate contained in the file you selected, select the check box to the left of each certificate to check in the certificate.
  7. Select the Validate When Used option and click Next. Validation options are:
    • Validity – Verifies dates in the validity period of the certificate are still in effect. If the dates are not in effect, the certificate is not used.
    • Auth Chain – Attempts to construct a chain of trust for certificates that are not self-signed. If a chain of trust cannot be constructed using valid certificates, the certificate is not used. If the certificate is self-signed, this option verifies only the certificate signature.
    • CRL cache – Controls whether the Certificate Revocation List is consulted each time the system certificate is used.
  8. Review the trusted certificate information.
  9. Click Finish.