Security – Part 1

Common filename extensions for X.509 certificates are:

.pem – (Privacy-enhanced Electronic Mail) Base64 encoded DER certificate, enclosed between “—–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—–” and “—–END CERTIFICATE—–“

.cer, .crt, .der – usually in binary DER form, but Base64-encoded certificates are common too (see .pem above)

.p7b, .p7c – PKCS#7 SignedData structure without data, just certificate(s) or CRL(s)

.p12 – PKCS#12, may contain certificate(s) (public) and private keys (password protected)

.pfx – PFX, predecessor of PKCS#12 (usually contains data in PKCS#12 format, e.g., with PFX files generated in IIS)

Create Your Own Self Signed X509 Certificate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xtBkukWiek

 

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