As of Android 4.0, you can import your own security certificates into Android for strong authentication on your mobile device, including root CA certificates, website and SSL client certificates and network authentication certificates -- for example, to use with your company's VPN or Wi-Fi network. The Android operating system accepts certificates with the P12, PFX, CRT and CER file extensions. Before you can add the certificate, you must place the file on your Android device's SD Card. This typically involves visiting your certificate issuer's website in your mobile browser and downloading the appropriate certificate file.

Step 1

  • Apr 28, 2018 - I have full admin permissions in Venafi through security group but I still cannot view Certificate download option in PKCS#12.
  • Though in video its Android 5.0 but it works similar for other versions link to download the certificate is below

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Tap the 'Settings' button to open the system settings menu or open the applications list and find and launch the Settings app.

There is an option for client certificate and my phone says none and when i click on 'select' it says. 'No certificate found. The application exchange services has requested a certificate. Selecting a certificate will grant the application the ability to use this identity with servers now and in the future. 509 version 3 digital certificate, the following important certificate extensions can exist: Key Usage. Be the first to know about the hottest apps with Download's Android Apps.

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Step 2

Scroll down the list and tap 'Security' under the Personal heading.

Step 3

Tap 'Install From SD Card' under the Credential Storage heading.

Step 4

Tap the appropriate certificate filename in the list of found certificates that opens and tap 'Yes' to confirm the certificate installation.


  • Consult your system administrator or the certificate issuer if you have problems obtaining the appropriate certificate.
  • You may also add the certificate by selecting it in your device’s file browser, file transfer app or download management app and tapping “Android Certificate Wizard” in the app selection screen that opens. Follow the prompts in the wizard.


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Wow, what a title! Well actually that's not possible. The only reason I used this title is - in this tutorial we will be using .cer certificate and will be converting it to .pfx certificate which will then be used on our phone.
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I have gone through a lot of pages saying that certificates problem with Android OS, how to use WPA2 Enterprise secured network on Android, how to add .cer files to android and many more. I have found solutions to some problems somewhere on the internet, but didn't found all the related information at a single place. So I thought of writing this blog entry dedicated to adding certificates for WPA2 Enterprise secured network.
Please note that I have a HTC Hero (GSM) which is having Android OS 1.5 (Yes I resisted myself from rooting it with 2.1, but the official update is coming soon). I will update this entry when I’ll get my hands on Android 2.1
UPDATE: For installing certificates on Android 2.1 visit Installing .cer certificate on your updated HTC Hero

I. Download the certificates

First step is to download the certificates on your PC/Laptop. You can do this by going to the certificate authority site and requesting a new certificate. (If enterprises are having WPA2 enterprise security, they must be using one). Proceed to the next steps after you get the .cer certificate from your certificate authority.

II. Converting certificates extension

Since Android is Linux based operating system it does not understand the .cer extension.
The CER file type is primarily associated with 'Internet Security Certificate File'. In cryptography, a public key certificate (or identity certificate) is a certificate which uses a digital signature to bind together a public key with an identity.
In android .pfx certificates are needed in order to connect to WAP2 Enterprise secure network.
PFX that is Personal Information Exchange File In cryptography, a public key certificate (or identity certificate) is a certificate which uses a digital signature to bind together a public key with an identity. The certificate can be used to verify that a public key belongs to an individual. This is a PKCS #12 file.
So in order to make our certificates work on android we need to convert them to .pfx format.
Follow these steps to convert .cer certificate (you just downloaded and installed) to .pfx
1. On your machine, click Start button and click Run
2. In Run dialogue box enter the text “certmgr.msc” and click on OK to open certificate management console.
3. In the Certificate management console, on the left side you can see list of various folders. Expand the Personal folder and click on the Certificates folder. This will show list of your personal certificates on the right hand side of the console window.
4. Now right click on the certificate which you want to export, a menu will pop up. In this menu move your mouse pointer to All Task options, a new sub menu will open up. In this sub menu click on Export… option.
5. Certificate Export wizard window will open up. Read the details and click Next to continue.
6. On the next screen of the wizard, select Yes, export the private key option and click Next to proceed.
7. On the next screen select the export option in which you want to export the certificate. In this step select the option Personal Information Exchange and then checkmark Include all certificates in the certification path if possible. Click Next.
8. Since we are about to export the private keys as well, system asks for a password. In this window enter the same password which you use to connect to the enterprise network. And click Next.
9. “Save As” dialogue box will open up. Select the location to which you want to export the certificate and hit Save.
10. A file Export window will show the export path, click Next to continue.
11. A final summary window will show the certificate export details. Click Finish to export certificate and end this wizard.
12. If the export is successful you will get a dialogue box saying that the export was successful. Just hit OK to close this dialogue box.
13. Finally you get the certificate exported as .pfx which is now ready to be moved on your Android.
14. Follow next steps to add this certificate to your Android.

III. Adding these on your Android Device

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In order to get connected to the network we first need to install this certificate to our Android device. Follow the below mentioned procedure to install the certificates.
1. Copy the certificate we just exported (which is in .pfx format) and put it onto root of your SD card of your device.
2. Now, on you device open settings then go to Wireless controls -> Wi-Fi Settings. Press Menu button and click on Advanced. A new menu will open. In this click Security Certificates.
If no certificates are yet installed on your device you will see an empty screen!
3. Now click on Menu button and click on Add certificate option. Now you will be able to see the certificate you copied onto you card. Touch and hold the certificate you want to install. A dialogue box will appear with the option to add certificate. Click Add certificate.
4. Doing so will add the certificate to your device.
5. Wow, now you can see your certificate at 'security certificates'.
6. Now when you connect to your enterprise network, Android does not asks which certificate to use but uses one from the added certificates on your device. In order to connect to your enterprise network, just use your credentials and you’ll now be able to connect successfully.
This method really worked fine for me. If you have any problems, just leave your comments and I’ll try to address those as well.
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