How to Import an Internet Explorer PFX File to
A PFX file contains all the information that makes up an X.509
Digital Certificate that can be used by PentaPDF-PRO to Digitally sign
PKCS stands for Public Key Cryptography Standards that were developed
and published by RSA laboratories.
The PKCS #12 Standard defines the Personal Information Exchange
Syntax Standard. This defines a file format commonly used to
store private keys with accompanying Public key certificates protected
with a password-based symmetric key. Such files use the extensions PFX
If you need to import a .PFX file to Firefox do the following:
The resulting screen shows numerous options. You will need to select
the Advanced Section and then click on the
On the Security Tab you will then press the View Certificates
The View Certificates button will make a screen appear that will show
the currently stored Digital Certificates.
You will be prompted to select a .PKCS#12 File. Internet Explorer exports
files using the .PFX extension. Firefox requires these files to have a
.P12 extension. You may have to rename the file changing the extension
through Windows Explorer.
You may be prompted for a password.
If the password is correct you will see the following message.