UniToken Integration Guide Excel 2003

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Install the PKI package

This section explains how to install the PKI package that can be found inside the UniToken SDK. The End User package can be found inside the folder "Redist/Enduser/".

1 Right-click on the PKI package installation file and choose [Run as administrator]. Execute the file with an account that has administrator rights on this computer. Bitlocker img01.jpg
2 Click on [Next] in the InstallShield Wizard welcome screen. Bitlocker img02.jpg
3 Input your User Name and Company Name and click on [Next]. Bitlocker img03.jpg
4 Select [Complete] and click on [Next]. Bitlocker img04.jpg
5 Click on [Install] to begin the installation of the PKI package. Bitlocker img05.jpg
6 Verify that the InstallShield Wizard completed successfully and click on [Finish]. Bitlocker img06.jpg

Encrypt a Microsoft Excel 2003 Document

1 In the Microsoft Excel 2003 document, click on [File], [Save As]. Msexcel img01.jpg
2 Under the "Save As" window, click on [Tools], [General Options]. Msexcel img02.jpg
3 Under the "Save Options" window, input your password, then click on [Advanced]. The password for the document does not have to be the same as the UniToken PIN. Msexcel img03.jpg
4 Under the "Encryption Type" window, choose [RC4, UniToken PRO CSP v2.0] and click on [OK]. Msexcel img04.jpg
5 In the "Save Options" window, click on [OK] and when you are asked to confirm your password, input your password a second time and click on [OK]. Msexcel img05.jpg
6 In the "Save As" window, input a name for your protected file and click on [Save] to apply the settings. Msexcel img06.jpg

Open the Protected Document

1 Insert the UniToken device into the computer and open the protected document. You will be asked to input the document's password. If the correct password in entered and the correct UniToken device plugged in to your computer, the protected document can be opened.
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2 If the corresponding UniToken device is not plugged into the computer, the error message “The encryption type used is not available” will appear. Msexcel img08.jpg


Microsoft Excel: a commercial spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications. It has almost completely become the industry standard for spreadsheets since version 5 in 1993.

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI): a set of hardware, software, people, policies, and procedures needed to create, manage, distribute, use, store, and revoke digital certificates.

Microsoft Cryptography API, MS-CAPI: an application programming interface included with Microsoft Windows operating systems that provides services to enable developers to secure Windows-based applications using cryptography.

PKCS: refers to a group of public-key cryptography standards devised and published by RSA Security.