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:

IE Export Certificate Format Options
Exporting Certificate from IE

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)

 Visiting "https" Website with IE

 Viewing Server Certificate Details in IE

 Viewing Server Certificate Path in IE

 Installing Server Certificate Permanently in IE

 Viewing Certificates in Certificate Stores in IE

 Listing of Trusted Root CA in IE

Exporting Certificate to File from IE

 Saving Server Certificate to File with IE

 Deleting Certificates from IE

 IE Supporting Multiple Certificate Paths

 IE Reinstalling Root Certificates Automatically

 Windows Automatic Root Update Mechanism

 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

 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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