How to export .pfx file from .crt with .key

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Today I installed a wildcard certificate on a Windows machine where I originally created the private key on a Linux machine. I downloaded the certificate file from GoDaddy and had the file in .crt format.

In order to install it on a Windows web server I had to import it into IIS as a .pfx file. To do this you can use Openssl.The following command will produce a .pfx that can easily be imported into IIS.

openssl pkcs12 -export -out certname.pfx -inkey privatekey.key -in certname.crt

You will be prompted to enter a passphrase during export and during import (Within Windows IIS).


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