SecureBlackbox 16: After I export a certificate to a PFX file, Windows (or CryptoAPI) cannot import this file. What happens?

Note: This article applies only to SecureBlackbox Legacy. For future development please consider using the latest version.

Please check what algorithms you specify in a call to the SaveTo*PFX() method. The Windows CryptoAPI understands only SB_ALGORITHM_PBE_SHA1_3DES and SB_ALGORITHM_PBE_SHA1_RC2_40 password-based key derivation algorithms. In order to make the PFX readable by Windows, use SB_ALGORITHM_PBE_SHA1_3DES to encrypt the private key and SB_ALGORITHM_PBE_SHA1_RC2_40 to encrypt the certificate.

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