Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Converting a Microsoft p7b Format to PEM Format

Converting a Microsoft p7b Certificate Format to PEM FormatFor Weblogic Keystore

Digital certificates issued by Microsoft are in a format (p7b) that cannot be used by WebLogic Server. The following example converts a digital certificate in p7b (PKCS#7) format to PEM format on Windows XP:
  1. In Windows Explorer, select the file (filename.p7b) you want to convert. Double-click on the file to display a Certificates window.
  2. In the left pane of the Certificates window, expand the file.
  3. Expand the Certificates folder to display a list of certificates.
  4. Select a certificate to convert to PEM format. Right-click on the certificate, then choose All Tasks > Export to display the Certificate Export Wizard.
  5. In the wizard, click Next
  6. Select the Base-64 encoded X.509 (.CER) option. Then click Next. (Base-64 encoded is the PEM format.)
  7. In the File name: field, enter a name for the converted digital certificate; then click Next.

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