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How these .Cer .Pvk .Pfx in makecert / pvk2pfx are related RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,,

    I have gone through this : What is the difference between a cer, pvk, and pfx file?
    I would like to know how these pvk pfx cer are related in between each other?

    Rigin

    • Moved by Just Karl Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:10 PM Looking for the proper forum.
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:31 AM

Answers

  • This link can be helpful who is running behind this query :sample and provided explanation
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff699202.aspx

    One need to create a certificate(.cer) and a private key file(.pvk), and then convert those files into a .pfx and this .pfx is using in signing out dll/assembly/file that is going to deploy

    Again in short from above URL i mentoned :
    .cer - certificate stored in the X.509 standard format.
    .pvk - files are used to store private keys for code signing.
    .pfx - personal exchange format. for signing

    Thanks

    Rigin


    • Marked as answer by Rigin VP Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1:18 PM
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:09 AM

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  • This link can be helpful who is running behind this query :sample and provided explanation
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff699202.aspx

    One need to create a certificate(.cer) and a private key file(.pvk), and then convert those files into a .pfx and this .pfx is using in signing out dll/assembly/file that is going to deploy

    Again in short from above URL i mentoned :
    .cer - certificate stored in the X.509 standard format.
    .pvk - files are used to store private keys for code signing.
    .pfx - personal exchange format. for signing

    Thanks

    Rigin


    • Marked as answer by Rigin VP Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1:18 PM
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:09 AM
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    Karl


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