PKI Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v2.20, by Dr. Herong Yang
Exporting Certificate to File from IE
This section provides a tutorial example on how to export a trusted root CA certificate installed in IE into a certificate file encoded in Base64 format.
In previous tutorial, we learned how to use IE to view 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 and click the "Tools" > "Internet Options" menu. The Internet Options dialog box shows up.
2. Click the "Content" tab and the "Certificates" button. The Certificates dialog box shows up.
3. Click the "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" tab. A list of trusted root CA certificates currently installed in IE is listed.
4. Select "VeriSign Class 3 Public Primary Certification Authority - G5" in the list, 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 "Base-64 encoded 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: \temp\VeriSign_Root_CA_base64.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 the export file format options in the Certificate Export Wizard:
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