Azure Key Vault: Certificate "Download in PFX/PEM format" Not Available

One piece of functionality Azure Key Vault provides is certificates. Sometimes you may want to download the certificate. There’s an open to Download in CER Format that retrieves the public key only. If you’re looking for the private key use the Download in PFX/PEM format option.

However, what if the Download in PFX/PEM format option is unavailable?


You’ll need Secret: Get permission to download the private key, which is different from certificate permissions.

Also, if you’re looking to download the private key it needs to be exportable. See for more details.

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