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How do I export a certificate from Microsoft® IIS?

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  • Click 'Start', choose 'Run'. Type 'mmc', press 'OK'.
  • In the MMC console, click the 'File' menu, and choose 'Add/Remove Snap-In'.
  • Click the 'Add' button, then select 'Certificates' from the list and click 'Add'.
  • From the next menu, select 'Computer account'. Click 'Next', select 'Local computer' then click 'Finish'. Click 'Close' then 'OK'. You will be back at the main MMC console.
  • Expand the tree 'Certificates (Local Computer)' and click the 'Personal' sub-folder.
  • Locate the certificate you wish to export. Right-click the certificate, choose 'All Tasks' > 'Export'. A wizard will begin.
  • Click 'Next'. Choose 'Yes, export the private key'. Click 'Next'. Note: if this option is unavailable, the key cannot be exported. You will need to generate a new request and install a new certificate before it can be exported.
  • Select 'Personal Information Exchange - PKCS #12 (.PFX)'. Make sure the only checked box is 'Include all certificates in the certification path if possible'. Click 'Next'.
  • Enter a password twice. This is the password to protect the file and is needed to import the certificate later. Click 'Next'.
  • Choose a location and filename for the exported file. Click 'Next'.
  • Click 'Finish'. The wizard will complete and export the certificate and key to the location specified.