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A certificate and a private key can be imported into Personal Desktop App in the format of a .p12 or .pfx file. The certificate is then uploaded to a virtual smart card, which is an advantage compared to managing the certificate in Windows user certificates. One imported profile can only contain one certificate. 


To import a certificate and private key into Personal Desktop App, a virtual smart card must first be created. See 1.1 - Create virtual smart card

Step-by-step instruction

This article describes how to import certificates to 1.1 - Nexus Personal Desktop App.

  1. Start Personal Desktop App.

  2. Import the .p12 or .pfx or certificate container file that include the certificate and private key.
    You can either: 

    1. Click Import in the upper right corner of the app and then select the file.

    2. Drag-and-drop the file into the app.

  3. Enter a name for the profile and the certificate password.