Importing a Server Certificate on Windows
In this use case, we import a Microsoft CA server certificate to a Windows system. In this case, the purpose is to use an SSL certificate for application offloading to a mail server.
The server certificate is mail.chaoslabs.nl. This certificate needs to be exported in base-64 format as the server.crt file that is put in a .zip file and uploaded as a Server Certificate.
The private key is not included in the .p7b file. The private key needs to be exported from wherever it is and saved in a base-64 format and included in a server.key file in the .zip file.
Double-click on the mail.chaoslabs.nl.pb7 file and navigate to the certificate.
- Double-click the certificate file and select the Details tab.
- Click Copy to File.
- In the Certificate Export Wizard, select Base-64 encoded X.509 (.CER).
- Click Next and save the file as server.crt on your Windows system. The certificate is exported in base-64 encoded format.
- Add the server.crt file to a .zip file.
- Separately save the private key in base-64 format as server.key.
- Add the server.key file to the .zip file that contains server.crt.
- Upload the .zip file to the server as a Server Certificate.
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