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Get-PfxCertificate

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: Windows PowerShell 2.0

Gets information about .pfx certificate files on the computer.

Syntax

Get-PfxCertificate [-FilePath] <string[]> [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Get-PfxCertificate cmdlet gets an object representing each specified .pfx certificate file. A .pfx file includes both the certificate and a private key.

Parameters

-FilePath <string[]>

The full path to the .pfx file of the secured file. The parameter name ("FilePath") is optional.

 

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This command supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug, ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, OutBuffer, OutVariable, WarningAction, and WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

Inputs and Outputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet. The return type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet returns.

 

Inputs

System.String

You can pipe a string that contains a file path to Get-PfxCertificate.

Outputs

System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates

Get-PfxCertificate returns an object for each certificate that it gets.

Notes

When using the Invoke-Command cmdlet to run a Get-PfxCertificate command remotely, and the .pfx certificate file is not password protected, the value of the Authentication parameter of Invoke-Command must be "CredSSP".

Example 1

C:\PS>get-pfxcertificate -filepath C:\windows\system32\Test.pfx

Password: ******
Signer Certificate:      Matt Berg (Self Certificate)
Time Certificate:
Time Stamp:
Path:                    C:\windows\system32\zap.pfx

Description

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This command gets information about the Test.pfx certificate on the system.

Example 2

C:\PS>invoke-command -computername Server01 -scriptblock {get-pfxcertificate -filepath C:\Text\TestNoPassword.pfx} -authentication CredSSP

Description

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This command gets a .pfx certificate file from the Server01 remote computer. It uses the Invoke-Command to run a Get-PfxCertificate command remotely.

When the .pfx certificate file is not password-protected, the value of the Authentication parameter of Invoke-Command must be "CredSSP".

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