Certificate File Format Supported on Mac

Q

Which certificate file format should I use when exporting a certificate on Mac computer? What is the "Certificate Bundle (.p7b)" format?

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A

When exporting a certificate from Keychain Access to a file, it offers 3 certificate file formats for you:

  • "Certificate (.cer)" - This format uses the DER (Distinguished Encoding Rules) encoding to store certificate content as a binary file.
  • "Privacy Enhanced Mail (.pem)" - This format uses DER algorithm to encode the certificate first. The output is then Base64 encoded into printable characters and stored as a text file.
  • "Certificate Bundle (.p7b)" - This format uses the PKCS#7 (Public-Key Cryptography Standards #7) algorithm to store certificate content as a binary file. It is capable to store a chain of multiple certificates into a single file.
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