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DER vs. CRT vs. CER vs. PEM Certificates and How To Convert Them |
Microsofty things use the '.cer' extension (which is interchangeable with '.crt'), and are often DER-encoded. PEM-encoded certs are "ASCII (Base64) armored data" prefixed with a "-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----" line.

Here's how to "cat" a DER-encoded certificate:
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openssl x509 -in certificate.der -inform der -text -noout

And here's how to convert one in that format to the format expected on a Debian GNU/Linux system:
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openssl x509 -in cert.crt -inform der -outform pem -out cert.crt

NB: the '.crt' extension seems to be important, otherwise 'sudo update-ca-certificates' doesn't pick up on new ones that you've added to /usr/local/share/ca-certificates.
ssl  certs  cacert  certificates  openssl  sysadmin  webmaster  crypto  fuckina  solution  importexport  conversion 
january 2019 by kme
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