Import and Export Web Certificate - Microsoft Windows

Step by Step


Updated on Feb 11, 2021


Step by Step

Export the Certificate as a .pfx

1
Open
Microsoft Management Console (MMC)

Open the MMC (Start > Run > MMC).

2
Snap
Snap In

Go to File > Add / Remove Snap In

3
Cert
Certificates

Double Click Certificates.

4
Account
Computer Account

Select Computer Account.

5
Finish
Finish

Select Local Computer > Finish.

6
OK
Finish

Click OK to exit the Snap-In window.

7
Certificates
Certificates

Click [+] next to Certificates > Personal > Certificates

8
Export
Export

Locate and select the certificate for the correct domain. Right Click and select All tasks > Export

9
Next
Next

Press Next

10
Yes
Yes

Select Yes, export the private key

11
.PFX
.PFX

Choose Personal Information Exchange - PKCS#12 (.PFX) for the certificate file format. Check the boxes for:

  • Personal Information Exchange - PKCS#12 (.PFX)
  • Export all extended properties
Click Next.

12
Next
Next

Enter a password for your private key. Press Next.

13
.pfx
.pfx

Click browse and save your .pfx

14
OK
OK

Press Next > Finish > OK

Step by Step

‚ÄčImport the Certificate

1
Open
Microsoft Management Console (MMC)

Open the MMC (Start > Run > MMC).

2
Snap
Snap In

Go to File > Add / Remove Snap In

3
Certificates
Certificates

Double Click Certificates.

4
Account
Computer Account

Select Computer Account.

5
Finish
Finish

Select Local Computer > Finish.

6
OK
OK

Click OK to exit the Snap-In window.

7
Certificates
Certificates

Click [+] next to Certificates > Personal > Certificates

8
Import
Import

Right click on Certificates and select All Tasks > Import

9
Next
Next

Click Next

10
Browse
Browse

Click Browse

11
Open
Open

Select the .cer, .crt, or .pfx you would like to import. Click Open.

12
Next
Next

Click Next.

13
Select
Select

Select Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate.

14
OK
OK

Click Finish & OK

The certificate is now visible in IIS.



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