of the most important properties of the cryptographic USB token is
that your Private Key stored on the token, can never be copied out
of the token. As a result, during a digital signing operation,
the Digital Signature is created directly on the
token. Security for your Private Key is further enhanced
through the mandatory use of a password to access the contents of
the cryptographic USB token.
|For security reasons, your Safe EXIM Digital
Certificate should be stored on a hardware device, such as a
Cryptographic USB Token. These tokens store your Digital
Certificate securely and ensures that nobody else has access
to your private key except you.
All said and done, the cryptographic
USB Token is very simple to use. You simply need to plug the token
into the USB port of your computer, provide the password to the
token, and perform your signing operations.
practise, please ensure that when you have completed your signing
activities, unplug the USB token from your computer and store it in
a safe place. Please remember that if you lose your USB token or
forget the password to the USB token, there is no way to retrieve
your Private Key. You will have to purchase a replacement token and
a replacement Safe EXIM Digital Certificate, as the case may