PKI Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v2.20, by Dr. Herong Yang
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.
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