The certificates downloaded in the customer portal are always in BASE64 (PEM) format.

There is a description of the process for creating a certificate file in PKCS7 format below. The created file contains the server certificate and all certificates of the issuing instance (root and CA certificates). There are several ways to create the required file. As an example, a method is described here for Windows and for Linux / Unix environments, respectively.

Preparation - on any platform:
Download the certificate file in the customer portal using the “Download incl. certificate chain” option. You will receive the file “servpass-123456-x509chain.pem”. All certificates in this file must now be separated and saved in separate files. This process is described, for example, under item 2.4.2 of the instructions for “Java Keytool (Java-based web servers e.g., Jetty, Tomcat).” The instructions can be found on the left under the “Support” and / or “Download area” menu items.

After the certificate has been issued issued, several files have been created, e.g., according to this pattern:
BaltimoreCyberTrustRoot.crt
ServerPass-CA1.crt
usercert.crt



Creating the PKCS7 file in a Linux or Unix environment:
In a Linux or Unix environment, the program OpenSSL is usually available. The following order creates the required file from the separate certificate files: openssl crl2pkcs7 -certfile BaltimoreCyberTrustRoot.crt -certfile ServerPass-CA1.crt -certfile usercert.crt -nocrl -outform PEM -out usercert.pem.p7b

The result is a file in the PKCS7 format, coded in PEM. It contains the server certificate and all certificates for the issuing certificate instances.

Creating the PKCS7 file in a Windows environment:
In a Windows environment, the program OpenSSL is not usually available. Below is a description of the process using the certificate manager: Import all of the certificates via the certificate manager by double-clicking on the relevant file. Follow the relevant instructions of the certificate manager. The server certificate can now be exported. Double-click again on the file “usercert.crt”. Now all of the certificates imported before are listed under the “Certification path” tab. Under the “Detail” tab, select the option “Copy to file”. The certification export wizard will open. Here, select the options “Cryptographic Message Syntax Standard - PKCS#7 certificate (.P7B)" and “If possible, include all certificates in the certification path”. Then a file name and the storage location are established. The result is a file in the PKCS7 format, coded in DER. It contains the server certificate and all certificates for the issuing certificate instances.

 
 
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