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Last Modified: 2016-07-05 09:17:58.0

How do I convert by SSL certificate to a PKCS 7 ?

Article Number: 45608

Problem:

You application requires a PKCS 7 keystore, however Entrust Certificate Services, only provide your SSL certificate in a Base64 encoded (PEM) X509 v3 certificate format.

Solution:

Once you receive your SSL certificate from Entrust, you can covert the certificate into a PKCS 7 (.p7b) file by following these steps:

Import your SSL certificate

  • From Internet Explorer, click Tools / Internet Options and click on the "Content" tab
  • Click on the "Certificates" button
  • Click on the "Import" button, the Certificate Import Wizard appears.
  • Browse to your Entrust SSL certificate and follow the rest of the Import Wizard choosing the defaults.
  • Click OK and Close Internet Explorer

Export your certificate as a PKCS 7

  • From Internet Explorer, click Tools / Internet Options and click on the Content tab
  • Click on the Certificates button
  • Click on the "Other People" tab
  • Choose your SSL certificate and click on "Export" button
  • In the Certificate Export wizard, choose the option for "Cryptographic Message Syntax Standard PKCS #7 Certificate" and also checkmark "Include all certificates in the certification path if possible."
  • On the next screen, choose to save your file to your desktop. The file will save as a PKCS 7 with a .p7b file extension.

 

TN6983

Affected Products:

  • Entrust Certificate Services 1 Year Advantage SSL Certificate Version Not Applicable Language Not Applicable Platform Not Applicable
  • Entrust Certificate Services 1 Year SSL Certificate Version Not Applicable Language Not Applicable Platform Not Applicable
  • Entrust Certificate Services 2 Year Advantage SSL Certificate Version Not Applicable Language Not Applicable Platform Not Applicable
  • Entrust Certificate Services 2 Year SSL Certificate Version Not Applicable Language Not Applicable Platform Not Applicable
  • Entrust Certificate Services Cert Admin Advantage Server Certificate 1 Year Version Not Applicable Language Not Applicable Platform Not Applicable
  • Entrust Certificate Services Cert Admin Advantage Server Certificate 2 Year Version Not Applicable Language Not Applicable Platform Not Applicable