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Exporting the certificate from the browser

To use your certificate on the command line (e.g. to submit grid jobs from the command line), you need to export your certificate. Instructions for doing this for some of the more common browsers below.

Firefox:

  1. Select Edit -> Preferences
  2. Go to Advanced -> Encryption -> View Certificates
  3. Select your certificate and click Backup
  4. Save the certificate as "usercert.p12". The browser will ask you for your password now, along with an export password. You MUST have a password here, you may not backup the certificate without a password!

Opera:

  1. Select Menu -> Settings -> Preferences
  2. Go to Advanced -> Security -> Manage Certificates
  3. Select your certificate and click Export
  4. Choose the "PKCS #12 (with private key)" file type, and save the certificate as "usercert.p12". The browser will ask you for your password now, along with an export password. You MUST have a password here, you may not export the certificate without a password!

Chrome:

  1. Open preferences (Under the Wrench)
  2. Click "Under the Hood" on the left
  3. Click the "Manage certificates" button
  4. Select a certificate to export
  5. Click "Export" and save the certificate as "usercert.p12"
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