Deleting certificates

You can delete flat certificates and Internet certificates from your User ID. However, when you delete certificates, IBM® Notes® retains the appropriate keys to decrypt data that was encrypted with those certificates.

About this task

You can view your saved keys from deleted certificates by following Steps 1 and 2 below, and then selecting "All Saved Keys" in the drop-down list.

Note: You cannot delete your Notes® hierarchical certificates.


  1. Click File > Security > User Security (Macintosh OS X users: Notes > Security > User Security).
  2. Click Your Identity > Your Certificates.
  3. Select "All Certificates" from the drop-down list.
  4. Select the certificate you want to delete, and click Other Actions > Delete from ID file on the right side of the dialog box.


Note: If you are not allowed to delete the selected certificate, Delete from ID file is grayed out.