.pem

File Type Generic IconPrivacy Enhanced Mail Certificate
File Format Standard
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Base64-encoded certificate file, such as a PEM-encoded X509 certificate; used to authenticate a secure website; typically imported from a Unix-based Apache Web server and compatible with OpenSSL applications.

PEM certificate files are generated automatically and are not meant to be opened or edited manually. Some secure websites may ask users to upload a PEM file (possibly sent in an e-mail) in order to authenticate their identity.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft IIS

macOS

IconApple Keychain Access

IconApache Web server with OpenSSL

Unix

IconApache Web server with OpenSSL

Updated 2007
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