Before commencing Stage 3, you must have completed stage 2.

We recommend you print these instructions before starting.

Stage 3: Exporting your Digital Certificate to the LINZ Certificates folder on your computer's C: drive (local drive)

How to export your Digital Certificate to the LINZ Certificates Folder
  • Export your Digital Certificate into the C:\LINZ Certificates folder on your local drive
  • This is required for full functioning of Landonline.
  • On your Internet Explorer Tool Bar, select Tools icon
  • Then select Internet Options
  • Select the Content tab
  • Click Certificates
  • Select your Landonline Digital Certificate
  • Click Export
  • Click Next
  • Select Yes, export the private key
  • Click Next
AlertIf 'Yes, export the private key' option is greyed out, please call Customer Support on 0800 ONLINE (0800 665 463) and select option 4 for immediate assistance.
  • Select Personal Information Exchange – PKCS #12 (.PFX)
  • Select Include all certificates in the certification path if possible
  • Select Export all extended properties
  • Select Enable certificate privacy
  • Click Next

Vista Users (note the order of the boxes to be ticked is different)

AlertIf these boxes are not ticked, your DC will not work. Please re-check both are ticked before proceeding
7You now need to devise your unique DC passphrase.

Please note: Your unique Digital Certificate passphrase must:
  • Be different from your Landonline User ID
  • Be different from your unique Landonline log on password
  • Be at least eight characters long
  • Contain at least one lowercase letter, one uppercase letter and one numeric character
  • Have no one particular character making up more than half the characters in the password

The passphrase for your new DC can be the same as your previous DC passphrase.

Please note: This passphrase will also be used as your passphrase for Landonline e-dealing and e-survey certifying and signing purposes.

  • Enter your unique DC passphrase
  • Confirm your DC passphrase
  • Click Next

Note: Although the Export Wizard terms this as a Password this is your Landonline Passphrase that will be used during the certifying and signing process for e-dealing, e-survey and TA e-certification.

You will also need to know this passphrase if you need to import your digital certificate at a later date.

  • Click Browse
  • Click on the drop down box beside 'Save As'
  • Navigate to your C: Drive and then to your LINZ Certificate folder
  • Enter your Landonline User ID into the File name field
  • Click Save
  • Click Next
NoteYour Digital Certificate is now being exported from your web browser into the LINZ Certificates folder on your computer's C: drive
  • Click Finish
  • Click OK
  • If you can see the 'Certificate Export Wizard' screen, your export was successful
  • Click OK
  • If you cannot see the box, it will be hidden behind other windows. Minimise all other open windows and it should appear
AlertIf you are unable to see this box, please call the Customer Support team on 0800 ONLINE (0800 665 463) and select option 4 for immediate assistance

DO NOT close the DC window or any open files
  • Click Close
  • Click OK
NoteThis completes the entire renewal process for your new Digital Certificate

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Last Updated: 22 July 2020