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Import PKCS#12 file into Smart ID Desktop App

This article includes updates for Smart ID Desktop App 1.12.1.

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

The target for the P12-import can be changed from VSC (default) to Software, TPM or YubiKey. See Advanced settings in Smart ID Desktop App for details.

Do the following:

  1. Start Smart ID 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.
      or 
    2. Drag-and-drop the file into the app.
  3. Enter a name for the profile and the certificate password.
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