How to move SSL certificate from IIS 7 to IIS 8

Windows servers use .pfx/.p12 files to contain the public key file (SSL Certificate) and its unique private key file. The Certificate Authority (CA) provides you with your SSL Certificate (public key file). You use your server to generate the associated private key file where the CSR was created. You need both the public key and private keys for an SSL certificate to work properly on any system. Windows uses the pfx/p12 file to contain these two keys; therefore, if you need to transfer your SSL certificate from one server to another or store it someplace for safe keeping you need to create a .pfx backup. To backup, export, and move a SSL certificate from Windows IIS 7  to IIS 8 […]

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Windows Server 2008 – IIS 7 & 7.5 – SSL Installation

Like the majority of server systems you will install your SSL certificate on the same server where your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created. This is because your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. With Microsoft systems the private key is hidden away and will only appear once the CSR request has been completed. Your SSL certificate will not work without this private key file. We will assume that this is the original system. To Install your SSL certificate on Windows Server 2008 – IIS 7 and 7.5 perform the following. Step 1: Picking up your SSL Certificate. If you had the option of server type during enrollment and selected Microsoft you will […]

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Microsoft Server 2008 – IIS 7 & 7.5 – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Server 2008 – IIS 7 & 7.5 you will need to create a key pair for your server the public key and private key. These two items are a digital certificate key pair and cannot be separated. On Windows type systems PFX/PKCS12 requests are made, and are stored on the system. The private key will remain hidden on the windows system where the CSR request is made. To generate a CSR on Windows Server 2008 – IIS 7 & 7.5 perform the following. Step 1: Generating your CSR: Choose Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. In the IIS Manager, choose your server name. In the Features pane (the […]

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