How to save Developer Certificate in .p12 format

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by RunToTheHills, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. RunToTheHills macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009

    I'm attempting to save my developer's certificate in .p12 format through Keychain Access so I may share it with another computer. For some reason, however, when I attempt to export it as .p12, the option to do so is not highlighted, unlike .cer, .pem, and .p7b. Why is .p12 the only one that is not highlighted? Can't figure this out and need to send the certificate to my senior developer.

    Anyone able to provide any leads?

    Thanks very much in advance.
  2. Alan Taylor macrumors 6502

    Alan Taylor

    May 14, 2006
    the iPhone SDK 3.2 (for iPad) has the ability to make a file that can be imported into the SDK on another computer. Not used it myself yet, but that might help you.
  3. ghayenga macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2008
    No, what you need to export from Keychain Access is your private key as a .p12 file. Select Keys in the Keychain sidebar. Then select your private key, the one you used to request the developer certificate, and export the private key as a .p12 file. You'll be asked to give it a password your developer will have use to install it.

    Then you can just send him a copy of your developer certificate and it will work because it can detect the matching private key in his Keychain.
  4. pixelrenderer macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2010
    Make sure you have selected My Certificates in the left pane of Keychain access.

    Check out this blog entry.
  5. jqsjqs macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2013

    PixelRenderer has the correct answer here.... I was having the exact same problem and just needed to select "My Certificates" in the left pane and then I could export it to p12 properly.
  6. Duncan C macrumors 6502a

    Duncan C

    Jan 21, 2008
    Northern Virginia
    This thread is over 3 years old.
  7. yeslucky5 macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2015
    Fixed for me : p12 format is not hightlighted

    The problem is that your certificate is not under my Certificates.

    To add to my Certificates will be OK to save it as p12 format.
    1.make sure keychain access is on.
    2.see the top left corner, left click "Files" is next to the "Keychain Access".
    3. Check the "import items" and select the certificate that you want to add.

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