How to import smart card certificates to the BlackBerry smartphone

Article ID: KB13403

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 12-15-2011


Product(s) Affected:

  • S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader
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  • Bluetooth® enabled BlackBerry® smartphone 
  • BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader
  • S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry® smartphones

To import smart card certificates to the BlackBerry smartphone, complete the following steps:

  1. Make sure that the BlackBerry smartphone is paired with the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader. For instructions on pairing, see the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader Getting Started Guide.
  2. From the BlackBerry smartphone Home screen, click OptionsSecurity Options > S/MIME.
  3. Open the menu, and click Import Smart Card Certificates.
  4. Select a certificate.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Type the key store password, and click OK.


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