How to Install the Digital Certificate on Android Mobile

How to Install the Digital Certificate on Android Mobile

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The FNMT electronic citizen certificate is a type of electronic certification Distributed by the Royal Mint in order to verify a person’s identity digitally by using their verification data and digital signature. This certificate is used in various electronic applications and for procedures in different areas in government institutions.

For get this certificate we will have to go to Royal Mint and there process it through some of the available methods such as video identification, using the electronic ID or using the mobile phone. In This guide explains in more detail how to carry out the process of obtaining and thus be able to use it.

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This certificate is used for operate through a computer and carry out operations onlineIn fact, in this guide we explained how to install it on our Windows computer. But now, in addition to being able to use it on our computer, we can also have it and carry out some of the procedures if it is we install on our Android mobile phone and we use it with some of the compatible applications, although unfortunately users who have an Apple terminal with iOS will not be able to carry out transactions with this method, at least for now.

How to install the digital certificate on Android Step by Step

If we want to know how the certificate installation process is carried out on an Android phone, we will have to obtain the certificate as we explained previously in the guide through the Real Casa de la Moneda and once with the file we will have to follow the following steps to install it.

  1. Pass the certificate to the Android terminal. We can do it in several ways, for example connecting the terminal by usb and moving it to internal storage, mailing it to ourselves and downloading it on the phone…
  2. Run the certificate or add it manually. Once we have the certificate on the mobile we can try open it simply by clicking on the file to install it. If we do it like this, the Android certificate installer will open and we will only have to put a name to the certificate and select the use, in this case it will be VPN and apps.

    If that doesn’t work we’ll have to go to the phone settings and follow the next steps to install it manually.

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  4. Access the credential storage menu. The easiest way to get to the menu is by using the settings finder that modern devices have on the main settings screen, generally at the top and there enter the keyword “credentials” to access the menu. If we cannot access it like this, we will have to search for the menu manually in the security section of the device, although depending on the model, version and brand, the location of the menu may vary.

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  5. Click on install the certificate. From the menu options we will have to select the one to install certificates from storage to continue.

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  6. Select the type of certificate. Now we will have to select the type of certificate, in our case it will be the VPN type and the application user certificate.

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  7. Select the storage certificate of our mobile. Now the file explorer will open with which we will have to navigate through the storage of our mobile and select certificate file that we have copied into it.

If we have a device with a old android version (prior to Android 8) we will have to additionally download and install the root certificate for our certificate to work. This root certificate can be obtained through this link and it must be installed following the same steps as with the personal certificate.

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Article Editor: Javier Romero

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I am passionate about Hardware and I combine my work as a Geeknetic editor with my studies in Telecommunications Engineering. I started tinkering with components when I was 14 years old and today one of my biggest addictions is playing with hardware and assembling second hand computers to sell. I also enjoy playing all kinds of video games, especially multiplayer, sandbox, and racing.

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