Installing Comodo Personal Certificate to Windows

This section provides a tutorial example on how to install Comodo personal certificate backed up from Firefox into Windows system with password protection.

With my Comodo personal certificate backed up as a file from Mozilla Firefox, I should be able to install into other environments like Windows system, Email systems, Java and other programming enviroment.

First let me try to install it into Windows certificate stores.

1. Run Windows Explorer and locate the backup copy of the personal certificate file: MyPrivateKeyCert.p12.

2. Double-click on MyPrivateKeyCert.p12. I see the Certificate Import Wizard shows up.

3, Click "Next" to continue. I see the password screen, because the file contains a private and protected by a password.

4. Enter the password I created when I backed it up from Firefox. Then turn on the following options:

[x] Enable strong private key protection. You will be prompted every time
    the private key is used by an application if you enable this option.

[x] Mark this key as exportable. This will allow you to backup or transport
    your keys at a later time.

[x] Include all extended properties.

5, Click "Next" to continue. I see the certificate store screen.

6. Let the Windows to use the "Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate" option, and click Next". I see the security level screen.

7. Click "Set Security Level..." button, change security level to high from medium, and click "OK". I see a password screen.

8. Enter a name for the private key entry and a new password. Then click "Finish" button. I am back at the security level screen.

9. Click "OK". My personal certificate with private key is imported.

Viewing Comodo Personal Certificate in Firefox
Viewing Comodo Personal Certificate in Firefox

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with Google Chrome

 Using HTTPS with Mozilla Firefox

 HTTPS with Microsoft Edge

 Using HTTPS with Apple Safari

 HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer)

 Android and Server Certificate

 iPhone and Server Certificate

 Windows Certificate Stores and Console

 RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) and Server Certificate

 macOS Certificate Stores and Keychain Access

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

Comodo Free Personal Certificate

 Applying Free Personal Certificate at Comodo

 Installing Comodo Personal Certificate with Firefox

 Viewing Comodo Personal Certificate in Firefox

 Backing up Comodo Personal Certificate from Firefox

 Exporting Public Key Certificate from Firefox

 Installing Comodo Personal Certificate with Chrome

Installing Comodo Personal Certificate to Windows

 Viewing Comodo Personal Certificate in Windows

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word

 Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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