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.P12 File Extension

File TypePersonal Information Exchange File

DeveloperRSA Laboratories
Popularity
3.3 (8 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 P12 file?

File containing a digital certificate that uses PKCS#12 (Public Key Cryptography Standard #12) encryption; used as a portable format for transferring personal private keys or other sensitive information; used by various security and encryption programs.

More Information

P12 keys store a private key that can encrypt information which can only be decrypted by the corresponding public key. Likewise, data encrypted with the public key can only be decrypted by the private key. This helps validate the source of transmitted information.

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Programs that open P12 files
Windows
Microsoft Certificate Manager
Microsoft IIS
Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat DC
Mac
Apple Keychain Access
Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat DC
Updated 11/20/2012

About the file extension p12

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