Using CertMgr

CertMgr can be used to view certificates, certificate revocation lists (CRLs), and certificate trust lists (CTLs) from a file or a certificate store, to copy certificates into a certificate store, to delete certificates from a certificate store, and to save certificates to files.

When CertMgr is used without options, a CertMgr wizard appears to guide the user through the operation.

The file must be one of the following types:

  • An encoded CTL, CRL, or certificate file (could be base-64 encoded)
  • A PKCS #7 file
  • An SPC file
  • A signed document
  • A serialized storeFile

The following examples use CertMgr commands to perform common certificate tasks.

  • View the certificates, CRLs, and CTLs from MyFile.ext.

    certmgr MyFile.ext

  • View the certificates, CRLs, and CTLs from the MY system store.

    certmgr -s my

  • Copy all the certificates, CRLs, and CTLs in a file named MyFile.ext to a new file, called NewFile.ext.

    certmgr -add -all -c MyFile.ext NewFile.ext

  • Copy all the certificates, CRLs, and CTLs from the MY system store to a file called NewMyFile.ext.

    certmgr -add -all -c -s my NewMyFile.ext

  • Copy a certificate with the common name MyCert in the MY system store to a file called NewCert.cer.

    certmgr -add -c -n MyCert -s my NewCert.cer

  • Delete all the certificates from the MY system store.

    certmgr -del -all -c -s my

  • Delete all the CTLs from the MY system store and save the resulting store to a file called NewStore.str.

    certmgr -del -all -ctl -s my NewStore.str

  • Save, to a file called NewCert.cer, a certificate that is an X.509 encoded certificate, that has the common name MyCert, and that is located in the Root certificate store.

    certmgr -put -c -n MyCert -s root NewCert.cer

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