Question on certificates and keys [Resolved]

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I’m quite new to s/mime certs (I’ve always used PGP).
I applied for my free mail certificate, received and installed it. Everything works fine.
This is my question, however:
my private key has been generated by Comodo or by my system? In other words, does Comodo have a copy of my private key?


Only you have the private key…your system generates it, not the Comodo systems.
It never gets passed to Comodo during the application (or any other) process.

Its the public key that is passed to Comodo and Comodo sign it, you then collect it.



OK, thanks!