Kansas Secretary of State

Verisign Certificate Instructions


These are the instructions to enroll and install a PKI cert using Microsoft Internet Explorer


Open a web browsers to:

If you need help with your certificate go to:

Click Enroll







Complete the enrollment form.

Corporations, Elections


Kansas Secretary of State


This is you work email address:



Leave Blank



Challenge Phrase
The Challenge Phrase is a password you use when you want to manage your Digital ID throughout the Digital ID Center. It is not stored with the Digital ID. Before you can manage your Digital ID, you need to enter the Challenge Phrase. The Challenge Phrase protects you from unauthorized management of your Digital ID. The Challenge Phrase can be one or more words, but it cannot include any punctuation. Do not forget this phrase. If you need to write it down, make sure you store it in a safe place.








5. After completing the enrollment form scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Submit button.






Click Submit




Confirm your email address


Click OK


Select Yes

Now you will have to wait until you receive an email from AccessKansas to proceed with the rest. This may take a few days.







If your request is approved you will receive an email from helpcenter@ink.org


You will receive an additional email message from helpcenter with your PIN number on it.




After you receive the email with you pin number, you can then retrieve your Digital ID by following these steps:


Step 1: Visit the Digital ID retrieval web page. If your Administrator has set up a customized location for retrieving your Digital ID, you should visit the URL specified by your Administrator. Otherwise, you can retrieve your ID at




Step 2: In the form, enter your Personal Identification Number (PIN):


Your PIN is: You can copy and paste this number into the next step.



Step 3: Follow the instructions on the page to complete the installation of your Digital ID.


If you have any questions or problems, please contact your Administrator by replying to this e-mail message.

Next you will need to Pick up your ID


You will need to type or paste your identification number from a previous email. Then hit submit.




Click yes





Next import the CA certificate into your browser. Open a web browsers to:


Click Install CA


Then click SAVE






Save the file in a local folder on your computer.

Go to the location where you saved the cert and double click getcacert.cer file.


Click Install Certificate


Click Next


Click Finish.





Click Yes



Click OK





Your certificate should now be installed. To make sure you certificate is installed in Internet Explorer go to Tools/Internet Options/Content/Certificates and click on personal.



Your id should show up.



Next save your cert on you computer so we can import into you mail application. Proceed to the next step if you still have the Certificate Manager open.

If not open your web browser, select Tools/Internet Options/Content then click on Certificates.

Highlight your name then click Export






Select next



Make sure the Personal Information Exchange PKCS #12 (.PFX) radio button is selected and the two chooses below are checked.


Then click next


Enter a password


Then click next




Click Browse.


After you choose a destination on you computer click next


Click Finish


Save your certificate in a local folder on your computer.

Use your name for the file name. Then click save.







You may now close any unneeded windows. Please refer to other directions to install your certificate into you mail application.