I am having trouble loading a certificate (base64 encoded). See the picture below.

When I load it, it has the following errors: "Error: Certificate file too large".

Are there any known limitations one file size? I had also have had issues uploading DER encoded file, as well, which would be slightly smaller in size.

Sales Force Dot Com Error


  • How big (in bits) is the cert you are creating? I don't think SFDC supports more than 2048... – Andrew K. Mar 20 '14 at 13:39
  • Yes, we run into issue and fixed by compressing things as well removing some extensions. – Brian Langbecker Jan 6 '15 at 19:31

It means the cert you're uploading is too large for the storage we've allocated on the backend. Are you uploading a complete cert chain? Do you have lots of extensions?

  • Yes, we did at the time. I believe we handled it by compressing it. It seemed as if some included all possible extensions before the provided the cert to us. – Brian Langbecker Jan 6 '15 at 19:30

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