How to Change a Certificate Password

By Jamie M. Kisner

Changing a certificate password on a Windows computer can be achieved within minutes when you know what steps to take. IBM has a help information center that describes the process. Typically, a sensitive document needs to be adjusted for security purposes (i.e., network breach prevention). Password updates could be company policy as well. Therefore, changing a certificate password can be fundamental to averting business risk.

Open the 'Start' menu on a Windows computer. Click on 'Program's to begin the update. Find 'Administration' and 'Certificate Management' to begin changing a certificate password.

Click 'Communication' followed by 'Security'. You must indicate that you want to make the change.

Click to 'Show Client Certificate'.

Find the 'Certificate' option and type in the current password. Type in a new one that you desire.

Click on 'View Certificate'.

Click 'Settings' to make adjustments to the certificate permanent.