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I can import a certificate in Google Chrome (Version 68.0.3440.106 (Official Build) (64-bit)), in Linux (Mint Tara, Ubuntu based), but doing the same in Google Chrome Version 68.0.3440.106 (Offizieller Build) (64-Bit) in Windows 10 fails with:

Dass Eingegebene Password ist falsch

("The given password is wrong")

It seems Google Chrome is using a Windows Backend to manage certificates.

What options do I have?

  • Chrome is using the underlying OS certificate store and as far as I know it's not possible to change this behaviour in Windows. However I cannot see how is this related to the error message which states you mistyped the certificate password. – bcs78 Aug 29 '18 at 7:54
  • @bcs78, but I did not mistyped it. I copy/pasted it. And I verified it works by copy/pasting in linux too. – dangonfast Aug 29 '18 at 8:07
  • I do believe you but that's what it says. This is all the info we have so most likely no one will be able to help you with this. – bcs78 Aug 29 '18 at 8:11
  • @bcs78 I have just verified this with multiple certs, which can be imported in Chrome in Linux. No luck with Chrome in Windows. I understand that there is little others can do to help, but for me it would be interesting to know if people can import the same password protected certificate in Windows and in Linux. The certificate was saved from Chrome in a Linux machine, as far as I can recall. – dangonfast Sep 4 '18 at 6:41
  • Interestingly, Firefox in Windows seems to use its own Certificate backend, and importing my certificates there work – dangonfast Nov 20 '18 at 7:56
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This is a workaround:

  1. Convert your password-protected certificate to a non-password-protected certificate
  2. Move it to your Windows machine
  3. Import it in Chrome for Windows. You will not be asked about a password
  4. Delete the non-password protected certificate from the file system.

To unprotect a certificate, do as explained here:

» openssl pkcs12 -in cert-protected.p12 -nodes | openssl pkcs12 -export -out cert-no-pass.p12
Enter Import Password:
Enter Export Password:
Verifying - Enter Export Password:

As Import Password enter the original password, as Export Password enter an empty password.

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