Posts Categorized: PKI (Certificates)

In some cases it’s necessary to create a pfx file which contains the root and intermediate certificates. We have an application that will not accept the certificate without the certificate chain in there. So here’s how to make that work.

In this article I’m going to show you the commands you need to convert your .PFX Certificate file to a seperate certificate and keyfile. This article can come in handy when you need to import your certificates on devices like Cisco routers/loadbalancers etc. where you probably need to import the certificates and keyfiles in plain text (unencrypted). My tool of choice (but there might be others) is OpenSSL for Windows, which can be downloaded here

In this topic I hope to give a little information about certificates, PFX files and how to export them into other formats. A lot of applications require a certificate in some format (encrypted or not) to encrypt their datastream. In this topic I’m going to to cover how to create a PFX file. A PFX file is an encrypted file that contains both your public and your private key, and is password protected. I’m not going to cover how pki works, but just click this link or use Google and you’ll find all the information you need.