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Last Modified : 06/20/2018

How to export a personal certificate used on Chrome or Internet Explorer

Problem

Export a certificate on Windows, used on Chrome
Export a certificate on Windows, used on Internet Explorer

Solution

For Windows only.  Chrome uses windows certificate storage.  Use this Internet Explorer walk through for your certificates used through Chrome.

Step 1: Access the Certificate Export Wizard

Method 1: Through Windows Certificate Manager
1.  In windows, click Start > Run.. (on the right) or if it isn't there, Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run.  Once your Run command is open, type in "certmgr.msc" and hit Ok.  The application will open.
2.  Navigate to the Certificates subfolder under the Personal folder.
 
Method 2: Through Internet Explorer
1.  Open Internet Explorer.
2.  From the address bar area select the Tools icon (looks like a gear in the top right) or tools on the menu bar (top left) > Internet Options > Content tab > Certificates button > Personal tab.

Step 2: Use the wizard to export your certificate(s)
 
3.  Select the certificate(s) you want to export.  To select multiple certificates, left click on one, then hold control and click on any others.  To select all the certificates in your personal certificates folder, left click the top certificate, hold the shift button and left click the bottom certificate, or left click one certificate and hit control + a.
4.  Select Action menu on top > All Tasks > Export.  Or right click a highlighted certificate, select All Tasks > ExportThe Certificate Export Wizard will open.  Click Next.
5.  In the Export Private Key window, select “Yes, Export the private key” and hit Next (proceed to 6a).  If this isn’t an option, you can only export a public key.  See this article for an explanation of the difference.  If “No, do not export the private key” is your only option, select that and click Next (proceed to 6b).
6a.  If Yes from step 5, choose the *.PFX extension option (Personal Information Exchange), Select mark this key as exportable and Include all exteded properties should remain selected. then hit Next.  Enter a password for the exported certificate(s), anything you enter will be accepted, then click Next.
6b.  If No from step 5, choose the *.CER extension option (DER encoded binary X.509), then click Next.
7.  Choose a file name, anything you enter will be accepted.  Browse to a location you can find the exported certificate, then click Next.
8.  Click Finish on the Completing the Certificate Export Wizard confirmation window. You will be notified that the export is successful.
 

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