Steps to Import Personal Certificate with MMC

 
Steps to Import Personal Certificate with MMC
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All we wish to use own SSL certificate for the applications and websites we use in our concern regarding the Security. We can see here the steps to add/import such custom/trusted SSL certificates.

Add a certificate snap-in to MMC

1. Click on Start, then type and choose mmc.exe.

2. In the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) window, click File Add/Remove Snap-in.

MMC_console_window

3. Click on Certificates Snap-in, in the Add or Remove Snap-in pop-up and click Add button.

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4. Choose the Certificate Type as ‘Computer account’ in Certificates snap-in.

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5. Select Local Computer in Select Computer popup and click Next then Finish.

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6. Click ‘OK’.

Click_OK

Import the Certificate in MMC

7. Expand Certificates Snap-in.

8. Right click on Personal folder. Select All Tasks  → Click Import.

import personal certificate

9. In the new Certificate Import wizard, Click Next.

certificate_import_wizard

10. Browse the .PFX file and click Next.

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11. Provide the password you provided while creating .PFX file. Make sure that the option “Make this key as  exportable” is checked, which helps you to export the key pair again and click Next.

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12. Choose the Certificate Store, where you want to save , since you are using Web Certificate you should choose Personal.

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13. Check whether the furnished information are correct, and click Finish.

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14. Then you will get “The import was successful” alert box.

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15. After Clicking OK, Your certificate will be listed in certificate list.

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Apply your custom SSL Certificate to your app

Now you can apply the created custom SSL certificate to your app through its Configuration Settings.

Example:

  • All communications in Output Messenger are done under SSL by using an internal certificate. For Browser Client version, you can change the default certificate to your own custom/trusted SSL certificate.

Select Certificate

1. In Server ManagerConfigurationBrowser VersionSSL Certificate popup, choose your SSL Certificate and click Save.

outputmessenger_configuration

2. If you have any issue in applying the certificate, try importing certificate again by deleting from personal folder.

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