Install PFX / PKCS#12 File - MAC OSX for Safari & Chrome

Install PFX / PKCS#12 File - MAC OSX for Safari & Chrome

Installing a PFX / PKCS#12 File in MAC OSX for Safari & Chrome

Article Purpose: This article provides step-by-step instructions for installing a PKCS#12 file in MAC OS using Chrome. If this is not the solution you are looking for, please search for your solution in the search bar above. Note: This guide does not support Code Signing since it now requires a token as mandated in the Minimum Requirements for Code Signing. 

  1. Installing a certificate to use with Safari and Chrome does not actually require you to open the browser. Double click on the PFX file to open Keychain Access. You will then be prompted to enter a password.
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  2. Enter the password.
  3. The certificate is now installed and can be used for network or secure web site client authentication.
  4. If opening the PFX file does not open Keychain Access, search for "Keychain" in Spotlight and open it. After launching the Keychain Access, select File. Click Import Items.
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  5. Select the certificate you wish to import.
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  6. Enter the password and complete the process.
  7. The certificate is now installed and can be used for network or secure website client authentication.

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