Server 2003 IIS 6 – CSR/Install Instructions for Renewals without removing the existing certificate

Issue Condition: To generate a new CSR without removing the current certificate, a Temporary Dummy website can be created. This workaround will apply for Microsoft IIS 6 server 2003 that currently have certificates installed on their website, but a new CSR with a new key-bit length or different information in the Distinguished Name needs to be created. Creating a temporary website allows you to keep the current certificate active on the site while another certificate request is pending. After installing the certificate on the temporary web site, it can be applied to the production web site. 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 and […]

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How to move certificate from Apache to Server 2012 IIS 8

Depending on your network you may have to move your SSL/TLS server certificate and its private key from one system to another. This article covers how to convert and move your SSL certificate, its private key, and its intermediate CA from Apache a Microsoft IIS 8 Server 2012 System. Apache systems are very customizable. The directory location and naming of the individual files needed vary depending on your personalized system. Below are generalized instructions. We will start by assuming that you have already successfully installed the SSL certificate on the Apache web server. To move your certificate keypair from Apache to IIS 8 Server 2012 perform the following: Step 1: Finding your SSL Certificate, its Private key, and Intermediate CA file on Apache: […]

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How To Move An SSL Certificate From Windows Server To Apache.

Depending on your network you may have to move your SSL/TLS server certificate and its private key from one system to another. This article covers how to move your server certificate, and its private key from IIS that uses a single pfx/p12/pkcs#12 file to Apache that uses separate .pem,.crt, key files. This will require a conversion using OpenSSL that is on the Apache System. 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. Apache […]

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How to move certificate from IIS to Tomcat

Windows servers use .pfx/.p12 (pkcs#12) 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. Depending on the type of Tomcat system you have you may have to perform […]

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How to Convert an SSL Server Certificate from Apache to PKCS12/PFX

Depending on your network you may have to move your SSL/TLS server certificate and its private key from one system to another. This article covers how to move your SSL certificate, its private key, and its intermediate CA from Apache to pfx also known as a pkcs#12 file. This will require a conversion using OpenSSL that is on the Apache System. Apache systems are very customizable. The directory location and naming of the individual files needed vary depending on your personalized system. Below are generalized instructions. We will start by assuming that you have already successfully installed the SSL certificate on the Apache web server. To move your certificate keypair from Apache to PFX perform the following: Step 1: Finding your […]

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Troubleshooting: “Cannot find the certificate request that is associated with this certificate file.”

In Windows IIS, and Exchange systems you may receive the following error message when attempting the installation of a digital certificate. “The pending certificate request for this response file was not found. This request may be canceled. You cannot install selected response certificate using this Wizard.” Or “Cannot Find the certificate request that is associated with this certificate file. A certificate request must be completed on the computer where the request was created.” This error message occurs due to one or a combination of the following: Its a glitch that can happen from time to time on IIS server 2008 series. The certificate file is formatted incorrectly or the wrong extension file is being used for the installation. The CSR for this certificate […]

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Microsoft Office 365 – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Office 365 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 the CSR Information Services (IIS) Manager is used. To generate a CSR for Office 365 using IIS perform the following. Step 1: Generating your CSR: Choose Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. In the IIS Manager on the left, select your server name. In the […]

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How to move SSL Certificate from IIS to Titan FTP

Windows servers use PKCS#12 – .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/.p12 backup. To backup, export, and move an SSL certificate from Windows IIS systems  to […]

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Troubleshooting: At least one other site is using Https binding and the binding is configured with a different certificate.

In Windows Internet Information Services (IIS) you may receive the following error when assigning a certificate to a site binding. “At least one other site is using the same HTTPS binding and the binding is configured with a different certificate. are you sure that you want to reuse this HTTPS binding and reassign the other site or sites to use the new certificate?” This warning message occurs due to the following: Only one certificate can be used for a given IP address and port combination. Multiple websites on the server are using the same IP and port regardless of using multiple certificates. Resolution: In this situation the resolutions can be the following.. Assign each site a different public IP address in the […]

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Troubleshooting: Assigning a friendly name to an SSL Certificate in Windows

Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is the management console that is used to configure, manipulate, create, and fix services on a windows system in the back end that you probably wont be able to do with any front end application. It is used heavily to troubleshoot matters related to SSL certificates on Windows systems. If you need to assign or change the friendly name to a certificate perform the following: Step 1:  Create an MMC Snap-in for Managing Certificates on a Windows server system: Start > run > MMC. Go into the Console Tab > File > Add/Remove Snap-in. Click on Add > Click on Certificates and click on Add. Choose Computer Account > Next.Note: When troubleshooting browser certificates such as client certificates, email signing certificates, […]

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