Importing Apple Certificate to Windows

When generating certificates for use with iOS, be it push notifications or Passbook, it’s sometimes necessary to take these certificates and export them, so they can be used on a Windows machine. If you want to generate the certificates using only Windows, please read my post on that subject.

The process of exporting an existing certificate is thankfully straightforward.

First, open the Key Chain assistant and locate the certificate you want to export.

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Click the small arrow beside it. This should expose the Private Key component. If this is missing, your certificate is not complete.

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Select both of these rows and right click.

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Choose “Export 2 items…” – Don’t worry, it will only generate one file. You’ll then be promoted for a password for your Private Key.

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Finally, choose the location.Screen Shot 2012-10-22 at 07.18.29

You now have the exported certificate. Copy the file onto the Windows machine you want to import it to. Double click on the file to launch the import wizard. This certificate should now be ready to use!

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2 thoughts on “Importing Apple Certificate to Windows

  1. I am trying to build the passes using Pass Generator Web API Service in Azure. In order to upload certificate in Azure it needs PFX file. DO you know how can i have PFX file for Apple WWDR and Passbook certificate? How can make the pass generator working on Azure?

    • Sorry for the really long delay in replying! You can export a PFX file from the Certificate Snapin. Just choose Export from the certificate you created and be sure to mark the Private Key as exportable. I hope that helps.

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