Export or Import SSL Certificates in windows server using Microsoft Management Console

Introduction

 
Export an SSL certificate from the windows server.
 

Steps Involved

  1. Go to Start => Run => Type MMC and then Click on Ok.
     
    Run MMC
     
  2. In Microsoft Management Console, Click on the File menu and then click on Add\Remove Snap-in.
     
    Add/remove snap in mmc
     
  3. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins wizard, select Certificates from the Available snap-ins and then click on Add.
     
    certificate in mmc
     
  4. Select My user account and click on Finish.
     
    select my user in mmc
     
  5. The certificate will be added and click on Ok.
     
    certificate added n mmc
     
  6. In the left pane expand Certificates, and then expand Personal.
     
  7. Click on the Certificates folder.
      
  8. Right-click on the certificate, click on All Tasks and then click on Export.
     
    export the certificate in mmc
     
  9. Certificate Export Wizard will pop up, Click on Next.
     
    certificate expot wizart
     
  10. In the Export File Format select DER encoded binary X.509 (.CER) format. 
     
    DER encoded binary in mmc
     
  11. Click on Next.
      
  12. In the File to Export click on browse, select the location and enter the Name.
     
    eexpot the file in mmc
     
  13. Click on Save, the certificate will be saved.
     
  14. In the Certificate Export Wizard, click on Finish
     
    Certificate Export Wizard in mmc
     
  15. You will be getting the following pop up, Click on Ok.
     
    export successful in mmc
     
  16. The certificate is exported successfully.
     
    certificate in mmc
     

Import an SSL certificate to the windows server

 
Steps Involved
  1. Go to Start => Run => Type MMC and then Click on Ok.
     
    open mmc
     
  2. In Microsoft Management Console, Click on the File menu and then click on Add\Remove Snap-in...
     
      Add\Remove Snap in mmc
     
  3. In the Add or Remove Snap-ins wizard, select Certificates from the Available snap-ins and then click on Add.
     
      Add Certificates in mmc
     
  4. Select My user account and click on Finish. 
     
    My account in mmc
     
  5. The certificate will be added and click on Ok. 
     
    Certificate added in mmc
     
  6. In the left pane expand Certificates, right-click on the Personal folder, click on All Tasks and then click on Import. 
     
    import task in mmc
     
  7. Certificate Import Wizard will pop up, Click on Next.
     
    import wizard pop up in mmc
     
  8. Click on Browse and select the certificate to be imported.
     
    select certificate in mmc
     
  9. Click on Next.
      
  10. Select where the certificated should be stored.
     
    select path for certificate in mmc
     
  11. Click on Finish. 
     
    complete the import wizard in mmc
     
  12. You will be getting the following pop up, Click on Ok.  

    successful pop up in mmc

Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Export or Import SSL Certificates in windows server using Microsoft Management Console.