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Hi there,

We've got an OS X Server that we're adding Kerio to. Prior to today, we had an SSL cert that we purchased for the box for use with 10.6 Server and their wikiserver. We'd like to adapt it for use with Kerio, as well.

Prior to 10.6, there was just a .key, a .crt and a .cer stored in a folder and it was easy. Now, in 10.6, it creates encrypted .pem's for all of these, none of which Kerio likes to import.

Is there an easy way, and forgive me for being uninformed, to make .crt and .key files from the .pems?

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Google for OpenSSL and convert. As far as I know, you need to convert from base64 to ascii.

I converted some base64 personal certificates exported from Keychain to ascii versions with:

openssl x509 -out outputfile.crt -outform pem -text -in "inputfile.cer"" -inform der

[Updated on: Mon, 17 May 2010 12:32]


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Have a look at
well apparently I can't post a link because I have not posted enough messages!!

So you will have to search go to, a good source for all things MacOS sever, and look for "Backing up and restoring SSL certificates in 10.5 and 10.6"

The recipe given there works to transfer a MacOS X server certificate into Kerio.

Bill Northcott
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