FREE SSL Format Converter
The SSL Converter tool allows you to convert the format of any SSL Certificate. Simply click the current format of your certificate, and then select the desired format and convert. Sometimes an SSL Certificate is issued in a format which may not be compatible with your server type, simply convert it into the compatible format.
To enable encryption on the site, different servers require different formats of SSL certificates. SSL converter changes 6 format files in an easy and fast way. Choose the one which is required: PEM, DER, PKCS#7, P7B, PKCS#12 or PFX.
If your certificate was issued in the format not compatible with the server, convert it below:
- Find current type,
- Check the new format,
- Select your certificate file,
- Click convert button.
DER format: It is a binary form of PEM. It has extension .der or .cer.
DER is typically used with Java platforms. Converter can change the type of certificate to this format – to change a private key, please use OpenSSL commands.
PKCS#7 or P7B format: Is usually stored in Base64 format and has extension .p7b or .p7c. Files in this format contain lines "-----BEGIN PKCS7-----" and "-----END PKCS7-----". This format is just for certificates, not for private key.
PKCS#7 and P7B are installed on Microsoft Windows and Java Tomcat servers.
PKCS#12 or PFX format: Is binary format storing the server certificate, intermediates certificates, and private key in one file. Usually has the extension .pfx or .p12. Typically are used on Windows machines.
When converting PFX format to PEM, in one file will be included all certificates and private key. To separate it, you need to open this file in a simple text editor, copy every single part (with BEGIN and END lines) to different files and save it as certificate.cer, CACert.cer and privatekey.key.
Click here to convert formats with OpenSSL commands.