Why is the option to export my certificate private key greyed out? Note: If the “Yes, export the private key” option is greyed out for you, that means you did not select the option to
Why is the option to export my certificate private key greyed out?
Note: If the “Yes, export the private key” option is greyed out for you, that means you did not select the option to export private keys during the certificate creation process; hence you will not be able to create a . pfx file.
How do I enable private key on my certificate?
To do it, follow these steps:
- Sign in to the computer that issued the certificate request by using an account that has administrative permissions.
- Select Start, select Run, type mmc, and then select OK.
- On the File menu, select Add/Remove Snap-in.
- In the Add/Remove Snap-in dialog box, select Add.
Why would you export private key?
This is a good thing for maximum security. A user of the machine or a network attacker cannot steal the private key simply by exporting it to a file and running off with the file.
Can not export non exportable private key?
The problem is with the certificate. When a certificate is first imported or created, the private key must be marked as exportable in order for you to be able to export the private key. The error message you have received indicates that the private key is not exportable on the certificate you are trying to use.
Why is private key not exportable?
Recovering a certificate where the private key is marked as non-exportable. When importing a certificate and private key in Windows (e.g. from a PFX file), you are given the option to mark the key as exportable. If this is not ticked, it is not possible to export the private key at a later date.
Why doesn’t my certificate have a private key?
A missing private key could mean: The certificate is not being installed on the same server that generated the CSR. The pending request was deleted from IIS. The certificate was installed through the Certificate Import Wizard rather than through IIS.
How do I know if a certificate has a private key?
In the Certificate windows that appears, you should see a note with a key symbol underneath the Valid from field that says, “You have a private key that corresponds to this certificate.” If you do not see this, then your private key is not attached to this certificate, indicating a certificate installation issue.
Should you export private key?
You SHOULD allow the private key export that are used for user data encryption. Because these keys don’t provide user or computer impersonation means it is recommended to implement private key archival or other key backup measures.
Is it safe to export private key?
Warning: Exporting your account could be risky as it displays your private key in clear text. Therefore, you should make sure no one else sees, or otherwise is able to capture a screenshot while you retrieve your private key, to avoid possible loss of your Ether/tokens.
What is a non-exportable certificate?
Certificates in Internet Explorer may be flagged as non-exportable. A non-exportable certificate will not allow for the private key to be exported. This adds an additional layer of security at the cost of convenience.
How do I make my private key exportable?
In the details pane, click the certificate that you want to export. On the Action menu, point to All Tasks, and then click Export. In the Certificate Export Wizard, click Yes, export the private key. (This option will appear only if the private key is marked as exportable and you have access to the private key.)