Guide to requesting a QES certificate

WHAT I NEED

  • The link to the InfoCert portal on which I register my data and complete the purchase of the QES (Qualified Electronic Signature) certificate;
  • The Passport (or, if allowed, ID Card) with which the InfoCert Operator recognizes me during the live web session;
  • The User ID and Password to access my PayPal account;
  • A mobile phone where to receive the OTP codes to complete the subscription of the contract and the activation of the app.

WHAT TO DO (INDEX)

The actions required of me to activate my QES certificate are:

  • access the portal and start the registration process;
  • finalize the purchase of the certificate bearing in mind that:
    1. I buy my QES certificate (only method of payement accepted: PayPal);
    2. I have a free purchase code.
  • complete the registration;
  • follow the instructions given to me during the live web session by the InfoCert Operator;
  • check the contract documents;
  • sign the contract documents and change my PIN;
  • install and configure the signature app.

ACCESS TO THE PORTAL

To request my QES certificate, I have to access to the InfoCert portal and scroll the page until I find the Subscribe Now! button.

 
I start the registration process typing my email address (which will becomes my Username) and choosing a Password.

 
I continue my registration by entering my name, last name, phone number, and address.
The Address blank uses the Google Compilation Assistant. If I can not find my address this way, I can use the link Address not found? and fill in the blanks individually.

 
If I need the invoice, I can check the box and add the Company name, VAT number and the billing address. Even this Address blank uses the Google Compilation Assistant.

 
To continue, I have to agree with the mandatory data processing clauses.
Additionally, I can indicate my preferences regarding the further processing of my data for marketing purposes. I then proceed, by clicking the Next button.

 

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BUY & PAY

The second step required of me is to proceed with the acquirement of my QES certificate.

 

Buy the QES certificate

I start the purchasing process by clicking the Subscribe now button.

 
If I have a Paypal account, I can enter my credentials and complete the purchase transaction. Otherwise, I have to create my Paypal account first.

 
Once the payement process is completed, clicking on the Next button will allow me to fulfill the inquiry request and conclude the registration.

 
If I prefer carrying on the registration process later, I can use the InfoCert link sent to my e-mail address.

 

Use the free purchase code

If the Company or the Organization I work for has given me a free purchase code, I can use it by clicking the Have you a discount code? link.
I set my code in the empty blank and proceed by clicking the Apply button.

 
Once the free purchase code has been verified, clicking on the Next button will allow me to fulfill the inquiry request and conclude the registration.

 

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COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION

The Welcome page shows me the list of activities to be completed in order to obtain my QES certificate.
I can also find the Countries list for which the use of ID Card is allowed.

 
Before finalizing the insertion of my data, I am asked to:

  • verify that my computer (or device) is compatible with InfoCert’s live web session system. To begin the verification I press Start test button;
  • check the Privacy Information box whit which I consent to the recording of the webcam session the InfoCert Operator.

 
After which, I begin to insert my personal information,


 
then my contact information

 

 
and finalize my activity by entering the Passport ID details (or ID Card, if allowed).

 

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APPLICANT TRUSTED IDENTIFICATION

In order to obtain a digital signature certificate, I am required to be recognized.
The live web session aim is to ensure the conformity between the data stated during the registration, the information present on the Passport and my person.

 
The Identification page allows me to connect with the first available InfoCert Operator.

During the live web session, I am required the indications given to me by the InfoCert Operator:

  • I agree that Operator takes two photographs of my face;
  • I show Passport (or Id Card, if allowed) and I agree that Operator takes photographs of the identity document;
  • I provide to Operator the OTP code arrived on my mobile phone.

At the end of the identification session, the InfoCert Operator closes the dialog box and allows me to continue the QES certificate request activity.

 

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CONTRACT INFORMATIONS AND STATEMENTS

The next InfoCert portal page, shows me the contractual documentation.
I am supposed to read the Terms and Conditions and the Certificate Practice Statement (CPS) documents before clicking on theAccept button.

 
After that, I am required to aknowledge and accept the shown statements and confirm the data processing clauses. To proceed, I click the Accept button.

 
A final verification of all data inserted and acceptance of General and Specific Terms and Conditions statements, can be found through the Registration and Certification Request page.
To terminate the verification of the contractual documentation I click on the Confirm and continue button.

 

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PIN CHOICE AND CONTRACT SIGNATURE

Now, I am required to set a new 8 digit PIN and confirm it.
While confirming the PIN, InfoCert will send me an OTP code, via SMS. I enter the OTP code and continue by clicking the Confirm and proceed button.

 
The QES request process is ended. I am supposed to save the signed contractual documents and click on Finish button.

 
InfoCert will request the PIN to me every time I sign a document. The PIN is personal and I have to keep it carefully: it is not possible to replace it.
In case of loss, I will have to ask for the revocation of the present certificate and ask for a new one.

 

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INSTALL & CONFIGURE MyInfoCert APP

The app MyInfoCert allows me to generate directly on my phone the OTP codes required to validate (together with my PIN) the use of my QES certificate.

 
The app’s function is equivalent to the OTP codes sent via SMS, and presents the advantage of being free of charge and indipendent from the the Internet.

I can download and install the app through Google Play and the Apple Store.

 
To activate the app it will be required of me to fill in the Username and Password blanks.

 
It is than necessary to verify the account by inserting the OTP code sent to the phone number registered in the InfoCert portal and set a 6 digit PIN code to protect app from unauthorized uses.

 
If the steps were followed correctly, I receive the confirmation of the correct activation of the app.

Whenever required of me, I will now be able to generate an OTP code simply by clicking on the Generate OTP button.

 
The OTP code generated (which will remain valid for 60 seconds), together with Username and Password, will allow for the authentication of the QES signature.

 

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