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Import-Certificate

Imports one or more certificates into a certificate store.
Import-Certificate [-FilePath*] <String> [-CertStoreLocation <String>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

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.

-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.

-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false

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

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

Inputs
System.String
A String containing the file path.
Outputs
System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate2[]
The output is an array of X509Certificate2[] objects. EXAMPLE 1 PS C:\>$file = ( Get-ChildItem -Path C:\files\root.cer ) PS C:\>$file | Import-Certificate -CertStoreLocation cert:\CurrentUser\Root This example imports the certificate from the file into the root store of the current user. EXAMPLE 2 PS C:\>Set-Location -Path cert:\CurrentUser\My PS C:\>Import-Certificate -Filepath "C:\files\intermediate.cert" This example imports the certificate from the file into the current store.
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