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.PVK File Extension

File TypePrivate Key File

DeveloperMicrosoft
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CategoryMisc Files
FormatText

What is a PVK file?

Private key file used by software developers for digitally signing applications; stores the key as a segment of encrypted data in a small file; allows the application bundle to be authenticated by end users; often used in conjunction with .SPC and .PFX files.

More Information

Examples of PKCS (public-key cryptographic standard) programs include Microsoft's .NET Framework File Signing Tool (Signcode.exe) and OpenSSL.

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Updated 8/11/2010

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