IDES requires my certificate file to have a .pem (Base64) or .der (Binary) file extension, how can I do that?
You can identify a file with a certificate in .pem format when it has the string -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- at the top of the sequence; and the string -----END NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- at the end. For SSL certificates, at the time of initial installation the certificate is already provided in .pem format and you can save it to a file with the .pem extension. Alternatively, you can access the IdenTrust Certificate Management Center (CMC) using your account number and password where you can view and save the certificate in .pem format.
1. Log into the CMC.
2. Locate the prompt labeled For this Certificate, Would You Like to:
3. Select View Your Certificate PEM and click Continue.
4. Here you will have access to the information in .pem format and you can save it to a file with the .pem extension.
For a FATCA Organization certificate, you will be able to export the certificate from your browser in the .pem format. The extension of this file will be .cer. For specific instructions for supported browsers, visit our How Do I library.