PKI Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 2.04, by Dr. Herong Yang
Importing Private-Public Key Pair with Internet Options
This section provides a tutorial example on how to import a PKCS12 file containing a private-public key pair and its certificate into Windows system using 'Internet Options'.
Now Amy is ready to import her private-public key pair and her certificate to her Windows system using "Internet Options".
1. Click "Start > Control Panel > Internet Options". The "Internet Properties" dialog box shows up.
2. Click "Content" tab, then "Certificate" button. The "Certificates" dialog box shows up.
3. Click "Personal" tab, then "Import" button. The "Certificates Import Wizard" shows up.
4. Click "Next" button, the "Browse" button. The "Open" dialog box shows up.
5. Find and select the PKCS12 file, "amy.p12".
6. Click "Next" button. The "Password" screen shows up:
7. Enter the password of the PKCS12 file, "amy.p12", and leave both options unchecked as shown in the picture above.
Type the password for the private key: AmyP12 [ ] Enable strong private key protection. You will be prompted every time the private key is used by an application if you enable this option. [ ] Mark this key as exportable. This will allow you to back up or transport your keys at a later time.
8. Click "Next" button. The "Certificate Store" screen shows up.
9. Make sure that "Personal" is selected as the certificate store. Click "Next" button, then "Finish". Amy's private-public key pair and her certificate is imported now.
Last update: 2011.
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