Introduction

Revenue uses Digital Certificates to ensure that data is securely transmissed to their servers and that only permitted users can submit information. A digital certificate is a file containing your unique key for logging into ROS. If you try to open it in a text editor, you will only see encrypted text.

Payback uses these files to communicate with ROS. Once this is set up, you will not have to worry about it again until your certificate expires in a couple of years time.

Loading your ROS digital certificate

Select the new 'Revenue' section on the Payback menu.

Click the  'Digital Cert' icon. The Digital Certificate screen will appear.

Select Digital Certificate file

Select the company you wish to assign the digital ceritificate to using the Company drop down at the top of the screen. Make sure that you select the correct company for the certificate, otherwise your submissions will fail!

You can either drag and drop the certificate file onto the box or click the 'Load Certificate' button. Note that file name should end in P12

When you have successfully selected your certifcate file, a blank certificate will appear in the box.

Enter Password and validate

The final step to enter your certifcate password in the password box and then click the 'Update' button at the top of the screen.

If it all went well you should see a screen similar to the one opposite. Note that the certificate now has an expiry date that should be some time in the future.

You now have to repeat this process for any other companies you may have set up.

Important Notes

  • If you use the wrong certificate for your company, the certifcate will load but your submissions will fail.
  • Attempting to load a file that is not a Digital Certificate file or does not have the file extension 'P12' will cause an error message saying "This is not a valid P12 Digital certificate"
  • If you certificate expires or you used an incorrect certificate, click the 'Replace' button at the top of the screen to load a new certificate.
  • When you certificate expires, you will need to obtain a new certificate from ROS and re-import it into Payback by clicking the 'Replace' button.
  • You must enter the correct password for the certificate and click the Update button to successfully import a certificate

If there is a problem with your certificate, please contact Revenue's employer helpdesk at 01-7383638

 

 

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