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Import-Certificate

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: March 3, 2014

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

Import-Certificate

Imports one or more certificates into a certificate store.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Import-Certificate [-FilePath] <String> [-CertStoreLocation <String> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Import-Certificate cmdlet imports one or more certificates into a certificate store.

Parameters

-CertStoreLocation<String>

Specifies the path to the certificate store where the certificates will be imported. If the path to the certificate store is not specified, then the current store is used.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

.

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-FilePath<String>

Specifies the path to a certificate file to be imported. Acceptable formats include .sst, .p7b, and .cert files. If the file contains multiple certificates, then each certificate will be imported to the destination store.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

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

Inputs

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

  • System.String

    A String containing the file path.


Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate2[]

    The output is an array of X509Certificate2[] objects.


Examples

EXAMPLE 1

This example imports the certificate from the file into the root store of the current user.


 

PS C:\> $file = ( Get-ChildItem -Path C:\files\root.cer )

 

PS C:\> $file | Import-Certificate -CertStoreLocation cert:\CurrentUser\Root

EXAMPLE 2

This example imports the certificate from the file into the current store.


 

PS C:\> Set-Location -Path cert:\CurrentUser\My

 

PS C:\> Import-Certificate -Filepath "C:\files\intermediate.cert"

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