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.CER File Extension

File TypeInternet Security Certificate

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
4.1 (14 Votes)
CategoryWeb Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a CER file?

A CER file is a security file provided by a third party Certificate Authority, such as VeriSign or Thwate, that verifies the authenticity of a website. It is installed on a web server to establish the validity of a certain website hosted on the server.

More Information

CER files can be viewed by clicking the lock icon near the edge of a browser window when accessing a secure site (secure sites use SSL encryption as seen by the "https://" prefix in the URL).

Secure certificate information can be viewed in Internet Explorer and Firefox by double-clicking the lock icon located near the bottom-right corner of the browser window. To view the certificate in Safari, click the lock icon located near the top-right corner of the browser window.

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Programs that open CER files
Windows
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Other Web browser
Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat DC
Mac
Apple Safari
Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple Keychain Access
Linux
Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Reader
Updated 4/21/2016

About the file extension cer

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.cer suffix is and how to open it.

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