How to import security certificates on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry 10 smartphone

Article ID: KB26515

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 01-22-2014

 

Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry 10
  • BlackBerry Bridge for BlackBerry OS 7 and earlier
  • Tablets
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  • BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
  • BlackBerry 10 smartphone
  • BlackBerry Bridge for BlackBerry 10 smartphones
  • PR 100035
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For steps on how to import a certificate from your computer, refer to the user guide for the version of PlayBook or BlackBerry 10 device software being used.

For BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2:

http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/55601/als1342708099072.jsp

For BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.0 and 10.1 OS:

http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/50757/als1342708099072.jsp

For BlackBerry PlayBook tablet:

http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/45744/Import_a_certificate_using_USB_1682482_11.jsp
 
or
 
http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/45744/Importing_certificates_1526076_11.jsp

For more information use the Help application on the device or online manuals available at http://docs.blackberry.com/.

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Certificates can also be exported from Windows Internet Explorer:

  1. Click Tools > Internet Options > Content > Certificates > Personal
  2. Select the Certificate to be exported.
  3. Verify if there is a Certification Path for the Certificate.
  4. View the certificate and select Certification Path tab.
    Note:  Observe the certificate path that is displayed for all certificates. These additional certificates may be required as well.
  5. Click Export > Next
  6. For Personal Certificates select Yes, export the Private Key.
  7. Select Include Information Exchange - PKCS#12(.pfx) and Enable strong protection (requires IE 5.0, NT 4.0 SP4 or above).
  8. Select Next.
  9. Enter a password and confirm the password.
  10. Select Next.
  11. Browse to location to save file.
  12. Name the file and save.
  13. Select Next Finish.
  14. Message Export was successful OK is displayed.

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet supports the following certificate extensions:

  • .pfx
  • .pem
  • .der
  • .cer
  • .p12

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet does not support digitally signing and/or encrypting email messages via the BlackBerry Bridge email client. If a signed and/or encrypted email must be composed from the BlackBerry tablet, then this can be accomplished by drafting the email on the BlackBerry tablet, then save it as a draft. As long as the BlackBerry tablet is connected to the BlackBerry 10 smartphone via BlackBerry Bridge, then the saved draft will synchronize to the BlackBerry. The email can then be encrypted and/or signed from the BlackBerry device and sent.

Intermediate Certificate:

Note: To Export Root Certificates use the same steps below for exporting Intermediate Certificates:

  1. If Certificate has a Certification Path locate the certificate in the Intermediate tab.
  2. Select the Certificate to be exported.
  3. Verify if there is a Certification Path for the Certificate.
  4. View the certificate and select Certification Path tab.
    Note:  The path that is displayed. These additional certificates will be required as well.
  5. Click Export > Next >.
  6. For Intermediate Certificates select No, Do not export the Private Key
  7. Select required format (.cer) or (.P7B)
  8. Select Next.
  9. Enter a password and confirm the password.
  10. Select Next.
  11. Browse to location to save file.
  12. Name the file and save.
  13. Select Next Finish
  14. Message Export was successful OK is displayed.

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