macOS Certificate Stores and Keychain Access

This chapter provides tutorial notes and example codes on macOS Certificate Stores and Keychain Access. Topics include introduction of Keychain Access; listing trusted root CA certificates; exporting certificates from or importing them to Keychain Access; detrusting or deleting certificates; creating your own root CA; generating CSR; signing CSR to generating new certificate.

What Is Keychain Access on macOS

Listing of Trusted Root CA in macOS

Exporting Root Certificate to File from macOS

Delete/Untrust Certificates from macOS

Unlock Keychain to Access Certificate on macOS

Import Server Certificates to macOS

Create My Own Root CA on macOS

Review My Root CA Certificate on macOS

Review Private Key of My CA Certificate on macOS

Generate CSR (Certificate Signing Request) on macOS

Issue New Certificate with My CA on macOS

Verify Certificate Signed by My CA on macOS

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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

 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 Outdated Tutorials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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