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Manually importing keys into a smart card using the Base CSP

February 9th, 2009

To import keys using the Microsoft Base Smart Card Crypto Service Provider you need to performe the following steps:

  1.  Modify the registry keysbelow:
    • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\Defaults\Provider\Microsoft Base Smart Card Crypto Provider\AllowPrivateExchangeKeyImport=DWORD:0x1
    • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\Defaults\Provider\Microsoft Base Smart Card Crypto Provider\AllowPrivateSignatureKeyImport=DWORD:0x1
  2.  Use the certutil.exe tool to import the key stored in a pfx file:
    •  certutil –csp "Microsoft Base Smart Card Crypto Provider" –importpfx {PFXfile}

/Hasain


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