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> Could someone clarify for me what makes up a certificate, and what is in a
> .cer file and what is in a a .pfx file.
A .cer file always contains exactly one certificate (and the certificate
contains one public key signed by the authority that created the
A .pfy or .p12 file can contain more than one certificate (eg a complete
certificate chain to a trusted root) and additional it can contain the
corresponding private key for a certificate.