A p12 file extension is related to the PFX (Personal Information Exchange) format.

There is one other file type using
the P12 file extension!

empty icon.p12 - HERE Maps for Android map data package

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Software that open p12 file

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P12 file extension - PFX file (Personal Information Exchange)

What is p12 file? How to open p12 files?

File type specification:

Encoded and encrypted file type icon Encoded and encrypted file type

The p12 file extension is used for Personal Information Exchange format.

These p12 files require a password to be opened. It stores secure certificates used to authenticate a person or device, such as a computer or Web server.

MIME types:

S/MIME : Digital identification file

The default software associated to open p12 file:

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Certificate Lifecycle Manager  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Certificate Lifecycle Manager (CLM) is a policy and workflow driven solution that helps organizations manage the lifecycle of digital certificates and smart cards.

Keychain Access icon

Apple, Inc. logoKeychain Access  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Keychain Access allows users to access the Keychain and configure its contents, including passwords for websites, web forms, FTP servers, SSH accounts, network shares, wireless networks, groupware applications, encrypted disk images, etc.

Help how to open:

Install the file by right-clicking the file and selecting "Install PFX."

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .p12 file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .p12 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open p12 file, edit p12 file, convert p12 file, view p12 file, play p12 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with p12 file - PFX file (Personal Information Exchange)

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use p12 file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open p12 file actions.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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