I'm following this guide on how to generate a new Apple Distribution Certificate, and on the ‘Download your certificate’ page it says
Download your certificate to your Mac, then double click the .cer file to install in Keychain Access. Make sure to save a backup copy of your private and public keys somewhere secure.
What are these private and public keys? Are they contained in the certificate? When I download the certificate and Get Info, it has information about a public key but not a private one.