Internet Explorer: Export your Personal ID certificate

  1. In Internet Explorer, go to Internet Options.

  2. In the Internet Options window, on the Content tab, click Certificates.

  3. In the Certificates window, on the Personal tab, select your Personal ID Certificate and click Export.

  4. In the Certificate Export Wizard, on the Welcome page, click Next.

  5. On the Export Private Key page, select Yes, export private key and then, click Next.

  6. On the Export File Format page, select Personal Information Exchange – PKCS #12 (.PFX), check Include all certificates in the certification path if possible, and then, click Next.

  7. On the Security page, add a password to protect your certificate’s private key.

    1. Check Password.
    2. In the Password and Confirm password boxes, type your password.
    3. Click Next.
  8. On the File to Export page, click Browse, locate where you want to save the Personal ID Certificate (w/private key) .pfx file, provide a file name (for example, myPersonalCert), click Save, and then, click Next.

Make sure to save the .pfx file in a location that you will remember.

  1. On the Completing the Certificate Export Wizard page, review the settings and then, click Finish.

  2. When you receive "The export was successful" message, click OK.

Congratulations! You exported your Personal ID Certificate w/private key as a .pfx file.