To decrypt video and other data that is protected using a public certificate, you must import a private key for the certificate on the client computer where the encrypted data and video will be viewed.
Exporting a Windows public certificate
Before you begin
What you should know
- This procedure applies to Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Widows Server 2012.
- Although the screen captures shown are from Windows 7, the other versions of Windows are similar.
- On the client computer, log on to Windows as an administrator.
Open the local certificates store:
- In Windows 8, Windows Server 2019, and later: Press Windows logo key W+ R, from the Run box, type certlm.msc, and then click OK.
- In Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and earlier: open MMC and add the Certificates snap-in for the local computer.
Under Certificates - Local Computer, open Personal >
Right-click the certificate you want to export, then click All tasks >
- In Certificate Import Wizard, press Next until the File to Import page.
- On the File to Import page, click Browse.
From the Open dialog, select Personal Information Exchange (*.pfx).
- Browse to the .pfx file that you want to import, and then click Next.
On the Passwords page:
- Enter the password created when the certificate was exported.
- If you plan to export this key to another computer in the future, make the key exportable.
- Select Include all extended properties, and then click Next.
On the Certificate Store page:
- Select Place all certificates in the following store.
- The Certificate store field should show Personal. If not, click Browse and select Personal.
- Click Next.
- Click Next, and then click Finish.
The Windows public certificate has been imported. All users on this computer can now see encrypted traffic from Security Center.