Chapter 12: CoSign Configuration Utility
The CoSign client behavior in general and each CoSign component in particular, have several modes of
operation that are suitable for different kinds of usage and customer needs. These different modes of
operation can be set by the user, or can be set and then distributed by the organization’s administrator.
The CoSign Configuration Utility enables both the user and the administrator to set the configuration of any
parameter in any of the CoSign client components both for a single machine and for a group of machines.
All administrator related functionality is described in the CoSign Administrator Guide.
The CoSign Configuration utility is a GUI application that enables a user or administrator to set any of the
CoSign client components’ configurable parameters easily and intuitively.
The CoSign Configuration utility can run in either of two modes:
Admin mode – Run by an administrator to build a certain setting for distribution. It can be a
Windows registry file or a group policy that can be distributed to different clients by the Active
Directory group policy mechanism, using login scripts or manually.
For information on the configuration utility options available in Admin mode, see the CoSign
End User mode – Enables a user (or administrator) to view or configure the CoSign client behavior on
the machine on which the utility is running.
The utility displays a components tree, in which you can select the component whose configuration values
you wish to set. Each component includes several independent groups of parameters, which can be
The utility can also be used on a specific machine to view or update the current configuration. This may be
useful for debugging purposes or when the client behavior deviates from the expected.
Note: The CoSign Configuration utility is not the only method for changing the CoSign client’s behavior.
Some of the components have their own GUI for setting their own configuration (such as the ARX Legacy
Word Add-in plug-in, OmniSign, and others), but while the components’ GUI changes the setting of the
current user, the CoSign Configuration utility changes the configuration of the local machine.
You can also use the CoSign Configuration Utility to retrieve the CoSign internal CA certificate and the
CoSign CA CRL (Certificate Revocation List).