P10 file extension - S/MIME Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail file
What is p10 file? How to open p10 files?
File type specification:
The p10 file extension is related to secured e-mail messages.
S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) provides a consistent way to send and receive secure MIME data. Based on the popular Internet MIME standard, S/MIME provides the following cryptographic security services for electronic messaging applications: authentication, message integrity and non-repudiation of origin (using digital signatures) and privacy and data security (using encryption).
S/MIME can be used by traditional mail user agents (MUAs) to add cryptographic security services to mail that is sent, and to interpret cryptographic security services in mail that is received. However, S/MIME is not restricted to mail; it can be used with any transport mechanism that transports MIME data, such as HTTP. As such, S/MIME takes advantage of the object-based features of MIME and allows secure messages to be exchanged in mixed-transport systems.
Further, S/MIME can be used in automated message transfer agents that use cryptographic security services that do not require any human intervention, such as the signing of software-generated documents and the encryption of FAX messages sent over the Internet.
A typical application which allows a user to generate cryptographic information has to submit that information to a certification authority, who transforms it into a certificate. PKCS #10 describes a syntax for certification requests. The application/pkcs10 body type MUST be used to transfer a PKCS #10 certification request.
List of recommended software applications associated to the .p10 file extension
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that can be done with the file: like open p10 file, edit p10 file, convert p10 file, view p10 file, play p10 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
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Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with p10 file - S/MIME Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail file
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