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

In this article we will be seeing how to export or import SSL certificates in windows server using Microsoft Management Console.


Export an SSL certificate from 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. 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 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. 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