Save SSL Certificate to .CER file

If ever you wanted to save an SSL certificate to a file:

  1. Navigate to the secure website in your browser
  2. Double Click on the lock to view the certificate
  3. Click on Install Certificate, Click Next
  4. Check “Place all certificates in the following store”
  5. Choose one of the stores
  6. Run through the rest of the screens
  7. Navigate to Start -> Run -> certmgr.msc
  8. Goto the store selected in step 5
  9. Right click on the certificate, select All Tasks -> Export

Hope it helps

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7 Responses

  1. It does help. Thanks!

  2. Awesome. Exactly what I needed. I was able to get the certificate stored, but didn’t know how to get it back out as a .CER file. Step #7 was a real life saver.

  3. Great help. Thanks!

  4. Thanks a bunch for posting this! This was exactly what I was looking for.

  5. Where i find the install option?

  6. It is very helpful. I used this a bookmark in my IE. I might have reffered it atleast 6 tims in 1 yr span.

  7. Thanks a lot for the steps..

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