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HOW TO EXPORT A CERTIFICATE


Windows 7, 8, 8.1 Internet Explorer
  1. Launch the Browser
  2. Click on the Tools Menu (identified by the gear icon Internet Explorer Tools Menu Icon, or press Alt+X)
  3. Click on Internet Options
  4. Click on the Content tab
  5. Click on Certificates
  6. Select the certificate you wish to export
  7. Click on Export
  8. The Certificate Export Wizard pops up. Click on Next>
  9. Select No, do not export the private key, and click on Next>
  10. Select Base-64 encoded X.509 (.CER), and click on Next>
  11. Click the Browse button. Select a location to save the file (the Desktop is recommended). Provide a File name. Click Save and then click Next>
  12. Click Finish
  13. Window pops up saying export was successful. Click OK
  14. Click on Close and then OK
  15. Your certificate is now available in PEM format in the location you selected in step 11. It will have the name you chose and will have the extension ".cer"

Windows 7, 8, 8.1 Firefox
  1. Launch the Browser
  2. Click on the Tools menu (identified by the menu icon Firefox Tools Menu Icon, or press Alt+t)
  3. Click on Options
  4. Click on Advanced
  5. Click on a the Certificates tab
  6. Click on View Certificates
  7. Click on Your Certificates tab
  8. Select the certificate you wish to export (it will show a large alpha-numeric sequence)
  9. Click on View, then click on the Details tab
  10. Click on Export...
  11. Select the location you want to save the file (the Desktop is recommended). Provide a friendly File name. Ensure that X.509 Certificate (PEM)(*.cert,*pem) is selected in the Save as type box
  12. Click on Save and then Close and OK
  13. Your certificate is now available in PEM format in the location you selected in step 11. It will have the name you chose and will have the extension ".crt"
  14. If desired, you can rename the extension from ".crt" to ".cer"

OSX 10.7+
  1. Go to Finder at the bottom of the screen (looks like a face)
  2. Go to Applications
  3. Go to Utilities
  4. Double click on KeyChain Access
  5. Click on My Certificates (this is on the left hand menu)
  6. Select your certificate, click on it and drag it to the desktop
  7. Click on the certificate icon, press Enter and rename the file to MyCert.cer
  8. Locate the Terminal application in the Utilities folder
  9. In the command line type this exact sequence: openssl x509 –inform DER –in ~/Desktop/MyCert.cer –outform PEM –out ~/Desktop/MyCert.pem
  10. The PEM version of your certificate is now available in your desktop under the name MyCert.pem



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