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Save a certificate on Microsoft IIS8.X/10.X and Windows Serveur 2012/2016

Recommended method

  • Open the Windows launch tool with Run or from the run menu with the keyboard shortcut Win+r. Then, type mmc and click on OK.
    Run Dialog
  • Click on the File menu then on Add/Remove Snap-in.
    Add/Remove Snap-in
  • Click on Certificates then on Add.
    Add snap-in
  • Select your currentaccount type (Windows) then type in the requested informations based on your account type.
    Account type dialog
  • Accept by clicking on OK.
    Snap-in adding completion
  • You can now unwind the Certificatesmenu to view the store containing your certificate ( Personnal by default) and its sub-folder Certificates. You should be able to see your certificate.
    Certificate List
  • Right click on your certificate and select the menu All Tasks - Export.
    Right click - All Tasks - Export
    Export Dialog - Welcome
    Click Next
  • Select Yes, export the private key then click Next.
    Export Dialog - Private key
  • Make sure the box Include all certificates in the certification path if possible is checked. Then, click Next
    Export dialog - Formats
  • Check the box Password, then type in the certificate's password.Next.
    Export dialog - Security
  • Choose a directory and a certificate name, then click Next.
    Export dialog - File
  • Click Finish to confirm your certificate export
    Export Dialog - end
    Export dialog - Confirmation sub-dialog

Basic method

Attention: we cannot guarantee that this method will correctly export certificate chains.

  • Open the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager from the Administrative tools
    Administration tools
  • Select your site from the Server Certificates option.
    Server certificates
  • Then select your certificate and click on Export from the Actions menu on the right hand side of the window.
    Actions button - Export
  • Right click on your certificate then click on View.
    Export Dialog
  • Click on the Details tab and then on Copy to File
    Export Dialog
    Welcome - Export Dialog
    Click on Next
  • Select Yes, export the private key then click on Next.
    Private key - Export Dialog
  • Make sure the Include all certificates in the certification path if possible is checked then click on Next
    Formats - Export Dialog
  • Check the Password box and enter the password protecting your certificate and click on Next.
    Security - Export Dialog
  • Select a file and a name for your certificate then click on Next.
    File - Export Dialog
  • Then click on Finish to validate your certificate export.
    End - Export Dialog
    Confirmation sub-dialog - Export Dialog

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