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Move or back up a SSL certificate from Microsoft IIS 6, 7 and 8 to Microsoft IIS 6, 7 and 8


There may be certain instances in which the SSL certificate must be moved from one server to another.  An SSL certificate is bound to the server software and the common name.  A certificate and its corresponding private key may be exported from one server and imported into the target server hosting the same domain name.

This solution applies for the following Microsoft IIS versions: IIS 6, 7 and 8

In order to move an SSL certificate from Microsoft IIS to Microsoft IIS follow the steps from the links bellow:

  1. Export (Back-up) the certificate from the server/site where it is installed.
  2. Import the certificate into the server/site where needs to be installed.