File Extension Library


.PKCS12 File Extension

  • Category: Encoded and encrypted Files

What is an .PKCS12 file?

.PKCS12 file extension has been classified as Encoded and encrypted Files.

.PKCS12 is Personal information exchange data

The pkcs12 file extension is related to the personal information exchange data format.

This standard specifies a portable format for storing or transporting a user's private keys, certificates, miscellaneous secrets, etc.

MIME types:
application/x-pkcs12


How to open:

Use OpenSSL apps to work with *.pkcs12 files.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats seems to be impossible.

How to Open .PKCS12 file on different platforms

Open .PKCS12 File on Windows

  • Right-click a .PKCS12
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .PKCS12 file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PKCS12 files" Press "Ok"

Open .PKCS12 File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PKCS12 file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .PKCS12 File on Linux

Right click on the .PKCS12 file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .PKCS12 File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PKCS12 file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .PKCS12 File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PKCS12 files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .PKCS12 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PKCS12 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PKCS12 file format
  2. You need to check the .PKCS12 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)