Saving Server Certificate to File with IE

This section provides a tutorial example on how to save an HTTPS server certificate to a certificate file with IE by installing it to a certificate store and then exporting it to a file.

As you can see from previous tutorials, there is no function to save the certificate to a certificate file directly while viewing a certificate in IE.

To save a certificate in IE, you need to first install it into a certificate store, and then export it to a certificate file as shown in this tutorial:

1. Run IE and visit https://login.yahoo.com.

2. Click the lock icon next to the address area and view the certificate from login.yahoo.com.

4. Click the "Install Certificate" button. The Certificate Import Wizard starts.

5. Click the "Next" button and select "Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate" option.

6. Click the "Next" button and finish the installation process.

7. Back to IE browser window and click the "Tools" > "Internet Options" menu. The Internet Options dialog box shows up.

8. Click the "Content" tab and the "Certificates" button. The Certificates dialog box shows up.

9. Click the "Other People" tab and select "*.login.yahoo.com" certificate.

10. Click the "Export" button. The Certificate Export Wizard shows up.

11. Click the "Next" button and select "Base-64 encoded X.509 (.CER)".

12. Click the "Next" button and save the certificate file as \temp\yahoo_base64.cer.

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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