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error 000004c0 The format of the specified password is invalid
Error: 000004c0 The format of the specified password is invalid

Answer:

Ensure that the password being entered is the one which was entered during the enrollment process, and remember that passwords are case sensitive so ensure that Caps lock is not enabled.

1. Make sure that the files are imported on the original machine the certificate was requested from.
2. Install the latest version of signcode on the machine you are using the certificate on

The PVK/SPC file must be converted to a PFX file before transporting between systems, or you will receive this error.

Symptoms:
Error: 000004c0, The format of the specified password is invalid
Error occurs when importing files using pvkimprt


Cause:
The password entered is incorrect.

This applies to: Includes, but not limited to:
Code Signing Certificate
Microsoft Authenticode Certificate
Multi-Purpose Certificate
Signcode
Code Signing Error Messages

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