PKI Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples
Dr. Herong Yang, Version 2.00

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:
Internet Options Importing Private Key

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.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer) 8

 Using HTTPS with Firefox 3

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Certificate Stores and Certificate Console

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word 2007

Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3

 OpenOffice.org 3 - Applying Digital Signatures

 Converting KeyStore Files to PKCS12 Files

Importing Private-Public Key Pair with Internet Options

 Viewing a Certificate with a Private Key

 Importing CA Certificates into the Trusted Store

 Signing OpenOffice.org 3 Document Failed

 Generating CSR for a Personal Certificate

 Getting Personal Certificate Signed by CAcert.org

 Storing Personal Certificate with Its Keys

 Installing Personal Certificate with Internet Options

 Signing OpenOffice.org 3 Document Worked

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

 References

 Printable Copy - PDF Version

Dr. Herong Yang, updated in 2011
Importing Private-Public Key Pair with Internet Options