Exporting Certificates Out of IE

This section provides a tutorial example on how to use IE to export certificates installed in certificate stores into certificate files in DER and PEM formats.

In previous tutorial, we learned how to use IE to access certificates installed in certificate stores. Now let's see if we can export a certificate out of a certificate store into a certificate file.

1. Run IE in administrator mode and click the settings icon, then select "Internet Options". The Internet Options dialog box shows up.

2. Click the "Content" tab and the "Certificates" button. The Certificates dialog box shows up.

3. Click "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" tab. You should see a list of certificates that come with the IE installation. All certificates listed on this tab are automatically trusted.

4. Select "VeriSign Trust Network" with expiration date of 8/1/2028, and click the "Export" button. The Certificate Export Wizard shows up.

5. Click the "Next" button. The Export File Format step shows up with these options:

Certificate can be exported in a variety of file formats.

Select the format you want to use:
   (.) DER encoded binary X.509 (.CER)
   ( ) Base-64 encoded X.509 (.CER)
   ( ) Cryptographic Message Syntax Standard 
       - PKCS #7 Certificates (.P7B)

6. Select "DER encoded binary X.509 (.CER)" as the export file format, and click the "Next" button. The File to Export step shows up.

7. Enter a file name: \verisign1.cer, and click the "Next" button. The confirmation step shows up.

8. Click the "Finish" button. The selected certificate will be exported into the specified file.

The picture below shows you some steps of the exporting process:

Microsoft IE - Export Certificates
Microsoft IE - Export Certificates

In the next tutorial, we will view the contents of the certificate from VeriSign Trust Network stored in a DER file, \verisign1.cer.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Cryptography Terminology

 Cryptography Basic Concepts

 Introduction to AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)

 Introduction to DES Algorithm

 DES Algorithm - Illustrated with Java Programs

 DES Algorithm Java Implementation

 DES Algorithm - Java Implementation in JDK JCE

 DES Encryption Operation Modes

 DES in Stream Cipher Modes

 PHP Implementation of DES - mcrypt

 Blowfish - 8-Byte Block Cipher

 Secret Key Generation and Management

 Cipher - Secret Key Encryption and Decryption

 Introduction of RSA Algorithm

 RSA Implementation using java.math.BigInteger Class

 Introduction of DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm)

 Java Default Implementation of DSA

 Private key and Public Key Pair Generation

 PKCS#8/X.509 Private/Public Encoding Standards

 Cipher - Public Key Encryption and Decryption

 MD5 Mesasge Digest Algorithm

 SHA1 Mesasge Digest Algorithm

 OpenSSL Introduction and Installation

 OpenSSL Generating and Managing RSA Keys

 OpenSSL Managing Certificates

 OpenSSL Generating and Signing CSR

 OpenSSL Validating Certificate Path

 "keytool" and "keystore" from JDK

 "OpenSSL" Signing CSR Generated by "keytool"

 Migrating Keys from "keystore" to "OpenSSL" Key Files

 Certificate X.509 Standard and DER/PEM Formats

 Migrating Keys from "OpenSSL" Key Files to "keystore"

Using Certificates in IE

 Visiting a "https" Web Site with IE

 Viewing Certificate Details

 Viewing Certificate Path

 Installing Certificate Permanently in IE

 Managing Certificates in Certificate Stores with IE

Exporting Certificates Out of IE

 OpenSSL Viewing Certificates Exported from IE

 Importing CA Certificate into IE

 Importing Certificate Path into IE

 Using Certificates in Google Chrome

 Using Certificates in Firefox

 Outdated Tutorials


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