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.PEM File Extension

File TypePrivacy Enhanced Mail Certificate

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What is a PEM file?

Base64-encoded certificate file, such as a PEM-encoded X509 certificate; used to authenticate a secure website; typically imported from a Unix-based Apache Web server and compatible with OpenSSL applications.

More Information

PEM certificate files are generated automatically and are not meant to be opened or edited manually. Some secure websites may ask users to upload a PEM file (possibly sent in an e-mail) in order to authenticate their identity.

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Programs that open PEM files
Microsoft IIS
Apple Keychain Access
Apache Web Server
with OpenSSL
Apache Web Server
with OpenSSL
Updated 9/21/2007

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