Exporting Certificate/Signature from Windows Certificate Store

Exporting Client Certificate from Windows Certificate Store

On the original PC, where the Client Certificate is currently installed on:

  • Open Microsoft Internet Explorer Browser
  • Click the 'Tools' menu, then select 'Internet Options'
  • Switch to 'Contents' tab
  • Click the 'Certificates' button
  • Switch to 'Personal' tab and select the Client Certificate you would like to export
  • Click the 'Export' button
  • Click the 'Next' button when the export wizard appears
  • Select 'Yes, export the private key' and click 'Next'.
  • Select 'Personal Information Exchange - PKCS#12(.pfx)' option and select option 'Include all certificates in the certification path if possible' and click 'Next'.
  • Enter and confirm a password which will be used for the encryption of the exported private key and certificate
  • Type a file name and choose a path that the certificate will be exported to and click 'Next'.
  • Click 'Finish'.
  • If you intend to use the certificate on a new computer, transport/move the exported (.pfx) file to a new PC/Laptop.