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Export a client certificate from Internet Explorer / Google Chrome / Edge

These 3 browsers use the same certificate store (on Windows), the export procedure is almost the same, only the beginning differs depending on the browser.

  • Internet Explorer: click on the gear icon in the upper right corner. In the menu that appears, click on Internet Options. Go to the "Content" tab and click on the "Certificates" button
  • Google Chrome: click on the 3 vertical dots at the top right. In the menu that appears, click on "Settings". Go to "Security and Privacy", "Security". Scroll down to the bottom and click on "Manage certificates".
  • Edge: for this browser, we have a dedicated page

Once the certificate window is present, follow the instructions below to export a client certificate (generating a .pfx file):

  • You'll find your certificate in the Personal you should find your certificate. Select it.
    Personal Certificates
  • Click on Export and get through the first page of the helper
    Certificate export dialog certificate - Front page
  • Select Export the private key then click on Next
    Certificate export dialog export dialog - Private key export
  • Choose the export to PKCS12 format and check only the first of the 3 boxes (i.e. Include all certificates in the certification path).
    Certificate export dialog Certificate Export Dialog - PKCS#12 File Settings
  • You will then need to enter the encryption password for the PKCS12 file twice. This password will be necessary to re-import the certificate and its private key.
    Certificate export dialog export dialog - Password selection
  • Finaly choose the file's path and name
    Certificate export dialog certificate - Choice of path and file name
  • At the summary level, confirm! The file is now created!