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Web server certificates contain information about the server that allows the client to identify the server over a network before sharing information. If you use SSL to protect confidential information exchanged between the server and the client, you must export the certificates and the associated private keys from the source server to the target server.
Exporting a Service Certificate from a MS Windows Based Server
- In the Run dialog box, type mmc, and then click OK. The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) opens.
If you do not have Certificate Manager installed in MMC, you will need to install it. Refer to the Microsoft knowledgebase article on Adding the Certificates Snap-in to MMC.
- In the console tree, click the logical store where the certificate you want to export exists. Usually this is in the Certificates folder in the Personal directory under Certificates (Local Computer) on the Console Root.
- Right-click the certificate you want to export, click All Tasks, and click Export to start the Certificate Export Wizard.
- Click Next.
- On Export Private Key, click Yes to export the private key.
You must export the private key along with your certificate for it to be valid on your target server. Otherwise, you will have to request a new certificate for the target server.
- In the Export File Format dialog box, click the format you want for the certificate. If the certificate has already been formatted, that format is selected as the default. Click Next.
Do not select Delete the private key if export is successful, because this will disable the SSL site that corresponds to that private key.
- Continue to follow steps in the wizard, and enter a password for the certificate backup file when prompted. Using a strong password is highly recommended because it ensures that the private key is well protected.
- Type the name of the file you want to export, or click Browse to search for the file. Click Next.
- Click Finish to complete the Certificate Export Wizard.
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