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Posted: 07/12/2013 07:19:56
by David ErÅ¡il (Standard support level)
Joined: 01/15/2013
Posts: 35


I would like to know, whether there is a way to load a PFX certificate (either from a stream or a buffer) without knowing the password to access certificate properties, using SBB for WindowsPhone.
I need to process an amount of certificates at once and get their ValidTo, IssuerRDN and SubjectRDN (no work with keypair) without a need to ask a user for each one's password.

Thank you for your help.
Posted: 07/12/2013 12:06:04
by Ken Ivanov (EldoS Corp.)

Hello David,

I am afraid it is not possible. PFX encrypts both public certificate and private key, so you need to know the password even to extract basic certificate details.

If certificate generation or saving is under your control, please consider using the PEM format. In this case you will be able to access public details without knowing the password.



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