Having problems with your account or logging in?
A lot of changes are happening in the community right now. Some may affect you. READ MORE HERE

When adding a client certificate in .Net Explorer why is the error "Input data cannot be coded as a valid certificate" returned and how do I resolve this?

When adding a client certificate in .Net Explorer why is the error "Input data cannot be coded as a valid certificate" returned and how do I resolve this?

.NET Explorer requires a certificate that has a format that can be handled by the underlying .NET Framework. Currently this must be in the form of a CER certificate.

If you attempt to import a certificate in an another format, such as PFX, then you will get an error.


This can be resolved by changing the format of the certificate to CER using OpenSSL (http://www.openssl.org/).

There is an active enhancement request for the ability to import certificate formats other than CER into .NET Explorer. If you wish to add your name to this enhancement request please contact Support.

DISCLAIMER:

Some content on Community Tips & Information pages is not officially supported by Micro Focus. Please refer to our Terms of Use for more detail.
Top Contributors
Version history
Revision #:
1 of 1
Last update:
‎2013-02-15 18:40
Updated by:
 
The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of Micro Focus. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation. Certain versions of content ("Material") accessible here may contain branding from Hewlett-Packard Company (now HP Inc.) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. As of September 1, 2017, the Material is now offered by Micro Focus, a separately owned and operated company. Any reference to the HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise/HPE marks is historical in nature, and the HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise/HPE marks are the property of their respective owners.