Question

How to import a certificate onto a GIDS smart card using Certutil?

Answer

To import a certificate on a GIDS smart card follow the steps below:

  1. Open a command line with admin rights. (Search for CMD, right click the top result, and select Run as Administrator)
  2. To import a P12 file please navigate to the folder that contains the file and type "certutil -csp "the name of the CSP" -importPFX "PFXFile" (e.g. certutil -csp "Microsoft Base Smart Card Crypto Provider" -importPFX "demo.pfx").
  3. Follow the prompt and enter the certificate PIN.
  4. Enter the smart card PIN
  5. After the successfull import the message "Certutil: -importPFX command completed successfully." will be displayed.

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