Importing and exporting your Email or Personal Authentication certificate using Safari on Mac OS X



This document explains how you can use Safari on Mac OS to import or export an existing CPAC/Email certificate.

Exporting your certificate from Safari:

Safari uses the Keychain Access utility built into Mac OS to manage digital certificates. To export your CPAC from Safari:

  1. Click 'Applications' > 'Utilities' > 'Keychain Access'

  2. Under 'Keychains' on the left, select 'Login' and click 'My Certificates' in the 'Category' column.

  3. Select the certificate that you want to export and open File > Export Items...

  4. Choose 'Personal Information Exchange (.p12)' as the file format. Create a name for the file, choose a location to export/save location and click 'Save'.

  5. Next, create a password to protect the exported file. This will be requested should you later import the certificate into another browser/mail client or device.

  6. Click 'OK' to finalize and that's it! You have successfully exported your Comodo Personal Authentication certificate.

Importing your Certificate into Safari:

Safari uses the Keychain Access utility built into Mac OS to manage digital certificates. To import your CPAC using Safari:

  1. Click 'Applications' > 'Utilities' > 'Keychain Access'

  2. Under 'Keychains' on the left, select 'Login' then 'File' > 'Import Items...'

  3. Navigate to the location of your saved certificate file and click 'Open'.

  4. Enter the key pair's password and click 'OK'. Note: If prompted whether to trust certificates issued by your CA automatically, select the Always Trust option to trust and install your certificate.

    The certificate will be installed and can be viewed by clicking Category > My Certificates in the Keychain Access utility.

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