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


Export an SSL certificate from windows server.

Steps Involved:

  • Go to Start => Run => Type MMC and then click on Ok.


  • In Microsoft Management Console, Click on the File menu and then click on Add\Remove Snap-in...


  • In the Add or Remove Snap-ins wizard, select Certificates from the available snap-ins and then click on Add.


  • Select My user account and click on Finish.


  • Certificate will be added and click on Ok.


  • In the left pane expand Certificates, and then expand Personal.

  • Click on Certificates folder.

  • Right click on the certificate, click on All Tasks and then click on Export.


  • Certificate Export Wizard will pop up, click on Next.


  • In the Export File Format select DER encoded binary X.509 (.CER) format.


  • Click on Next.

  • In the File to Export click on browse, select the location and enter the Name.


  • Click on Save, the certificate will be saved.

  • In the Certificate Export Wizard, click on Finish.


  • You will be getting the following pop up, click on Ok.


  • The certificate is exported successfully.


Import an SSL certificate to the windows server:

Steps Involved:

  • Go to Start => Run => Type MMC and then click on Ok.


  • In Microsoft Management Console, Click on the File menu and then click on Add\Remove Snap-in...


  • In the Add or Remove Snap-ins wizard, select Certificates from the available snap-ins and then click on Add.


  • Select My user account and click on Finish.


  • Certificate will be added and click on Ok.


  • In the left pane expand Certificates, right click on the Personal folder, click on All Tasks and then click on Import.


  • Certificate Import Wizard will pop up, click on Next.


  • Click on Browse and select the certificate to be imported.


  • Click on Next.

  • Select where the certificated should be stored.


  • Click on Finish.


  • You will be getting the following pop up, click on Ok.