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Import-Certificate Cmdlet

Parameters   Output Objects   Configuration Settings  

The Import-Certificate cmdlet is used to import an X.509 certificate from a PFX file into a certificate store.

Syntax

Import-Certificate [parameters]

Remarks

The certificate specified by Subject and its private key are loaded from the PKCS12 file specified by InputFile. If the file is password-protected Password is used to open it.

Subject is optional. If empty, the first certificate in the store is loaded instead of the matching certificate.

# import a certificate
import-certificate -CertStore MY -CertStoreType User -InputFile $file -Password $password

Parameter List


The following is the full list of the parameters of the cmdlet with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

LogFileThe location of a file to which debug information is written.
CertStoreThe name of the certificate store for the client certificate.
CertStorePasswordThe password for the certificate store (if any).
CertStoreTypeThe type of certificate store for the client certificate.
ConfigSpecifies one or more configuration settings.
InputFileThe input file.
LogFileThe location of a file to which debug information is written.
PasswordThe certificate's password.
SubjectSpecifies the subject of the certificate to import.

Output Objects


The following is the full list of the output objects returned by the cmdlet with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ImportedCertThis object is returned for each certificate imported from a store.

Configuration Settings


The following is a list of configuration settings for the cmdlet with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

CertCommentA comment to include in a saved certificate.
CertCustomExtensionCountThe number of records in the CertCustomExtension arrays.
CertCustomExtensionCritical[i]Whether or not the extension is defined as critical.
CertCustomExtensionOID[i]The ASN of the extension at index 'i'.
CertCustomExtensionValue[i]The raw value of the extension at index 'i'.
CertificateOutputFormatThe format of the certificate to save.
CertKeyLengthThe public key length for created certificates and keys.
CertKeyTypeThe types of keys created for new certificates.
CertSignatureAlgorithmThe signature algorithm used when creating certificates.
CertValidityTimeThe validity period for the certificate.
CertValidityOffsetThe number of days until the certificate becomes valid.
CSPThe Cryptographic Service Provider.
ExportedCertThe exported certificate file.
ExportFormatThe format of the exported certificate.
ImportCertActionSpecified the action to take if a matching certificate or a link to a matching certificate already exists.
KeyFormatHow the public and private key are formatted.
ReplaceKeyWhether or not to replace an existing key when creating a new key.
CodePageThe system code page used for Unicode to Multibyte translations.

 
 
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