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Create & Export Certificate

Posted by Paul on December 1, 2014


In this post we can explore how to create & export a certificate in IIS.

Certificates

Certificates are required for Secured Communications & Confirming Identity of a Server. For development purposes we can use IIS Certificates. For production purposes we have to rely on external certificate providers like VeriSign.

Create Certificate

Open INETMGR. Locate the Server Certificates icon.

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From the right pane click on the Create Self-Signed Certificate link.

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You will get the following wizard. Enter a name for the certificate as shown below.

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Once the certificate is created, you can right click & choose Export option.

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In the appearing dialog choose the file name and enter a password. The password will be used while importing.

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References

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732230(v=ws.10).aspx

Summary

In this post we have explored how to create and export a certificate.

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